October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 83 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about October 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 9th in history!
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- World Post Day
- National Face Your Fears Day
- National Moldy Cheese Day
- Fire Prevention Day
- Curious Events Day
- Beer and Pizza Day
What Happened On This Day – October 9
2012: Assassination Attempt on Malala Yousafzai
The Pakistani education activist was shot at and injured while going back home from school. Malala survived the attack and has since gone on to become one of the leading voices for the education of girls in the world. In 2014, at the age of 17, she received the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.
1986: Phantom of Opera makes its theatrical debut
The musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End. The plot of the musical was inspired by French author Gaston Leroux’s novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, which follows the life of Erik or the Phantom, a disfigured musical genius. The musical is the longest running show on Broadway.
1970: Khmer Republic established
The Khmer Republic was formally established under the leadership of General Lon Nol and Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak. These two leaders took power earlier in took power in a coup against Prince Norodom Sihanouk
1962: Ugandan independence
Uganda gained independence from British rule. The country had become a British protectorate in 1894, 32 years after the first European, British John Hanning Speke set foot in the country. Milton Obote became the first prime minister of an independent Uganda.
1874: General Postal Union Created
The precursor the Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations, was formed after 22 countries signed the Treaty of Bern. The treaty regulated international mail and postage. 4 years later, in 1878, the union changed its name to the Universal Postal Union to reflect the growing international membership of the group.
1962: On this day, #Uganda gained independence from #Britain after 70 years of British rule
1943: “Rosies” working on an aircraft engine at Douglas Aircraft in October 1943
1918: British soldiers (North Lancashire Regiment) pass through the liberated (and destroyed) town of Cambrai, France on 9th October 1918 during the ending stages of the First World War
Births On This Day, October 9
1970: Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
1969: PJ Harvey, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
1966: David Cameron, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1940: John Lennon, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer
1888: Nikolai Bukharin, Russian politician
2004: Jacques Derrida, French philosopher
1978: Jacques Brel, Belgian singer-songwriter, actor
1974: Oskar Schindler, Czech/German businessman
1967: Che Guevara, Argentine/Cuban physician, author, intellectual, diplomat, theorist
1958: Pope Pius XII