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This Day in History: September 9

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

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
  2. In 1753, the first steam engine arrives in the colonies, New Jersey, from England.
  3. In 1850, California is admitted into the Union as the thirty-first state.
  4. In 1904, mounted police are first used in NYC.
  5. In 1945, the first "bug" in a computer program is discovered by Grace Hopper, a computer scientist and naval officer. The moth she found was removed with tweezers from a relay & taped into the log.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Leo Tolstoy (Russia, novelist - War & Peace, Anna Karenina), Nino Bibbia (bobsled -Olympic-gold-1948) , [Chaim] Topol (actor - Fiddler on the Roof) , Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, ( colonel/cosmonaut -Soyuz TM-12), Ai Otsuka ( Japanese singer and songwriter)

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