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This Day in History: October 9

October 9: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1446 - The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  2. 1604 - Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
  3. 1888 - The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
  4. 1986 - The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.
  5. 2009 - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac (French mathematician), Charles Walgreen (American entrepreneur), Joe Rosenthal (American photographer), John Lennon (British musician and songwriter- The Beatles), Tony Shalhoub (American actor)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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