9 March

9 March

March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 297 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 9th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • No Smoking Day.
  • National Barbie Day
  • National Meatball Day
  • False Teeth Day
  • National Get Over It Day
  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 9

2011: Space Shuttle Discovery completes its final mission

The shuttle touched down at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after its journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

1976: The deadliest cable car accident in history occurs in Italy

43 people died when the cable car plunged 160 ft (50 meters) to the ground after the steel cable had snapped. 14-year-old Alessandra Piovesana was the only survivor.

1961: Ivan Ivanovich, a human dummy, travels into space

On its test flight on board the Soviet spacecraft Korabl-Sputnik 4 (also known as Sputnik 9), the mannequin was accompanied by a dog, reptiles, mice, and guinea pigs.

1959: The Barbie doll goes on sale

The American toy company Mattel claims that more than one billion Barbie dolls have been sold so far, with about 3 dolls being sold every second.

1931: The electron microscope is invented, German physicist Ernst Ruska is credited with the invention of the microscope. His first instrument allowed a resolution of 50 nanometers (billionths of a meter).

1999: The original @google team, 1999

The original @google team, 1999

1936: Mercury, a daytime streamliner passenger train operating between midwestern cities. Chicago, 1936

Mercury, a daytime streamliner passenger train operating between midwestern cities. Chicago, 1936

1905: Adams Square, Boston

1905: Adams Square, Boston

1868: Ruins of Martand Sun Temple, Kashmir, India.

Temple Was Constructed In 8th Century A.D and It Was Destroyed In 15th Century by Muslim Sultan Sikandar Butshikan.

1868, Ruins of Martand Sun Temple, Kashmir, India.

Tragic Incidents

  • American offensive on Japan begins!
  • Several hundred Mexican guerrillas attack the small border town of Columbus, New Mexico!
  • President Franklin Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress to ease the run on small banks!

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 9

1964: Juliette Binoche, French actress, dancer

1943: Bobby Fischer, American chess player

1934: Yuri Gagarin, Russian pilot, astronaut

1915: Johnnie Johnson, English pilot

1890: Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs fr the Soviet Union

Yuri Gagarin was born.

BTS Suga was born.

Mark Manson was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 9

1997: The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper

1996: George Burns, American actor

1994: Charles Bukowski, American poet

1992: Menachem Begin, Israeli politician, 6th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate

1825: Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet, author, critic

Notorious B.I.G died.

King Sverre died.

Hans Christian Ossted died.


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