September 9: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
- In 1753, the first steam engine arrives in the colonies, New Jersey, from England.
- In 1850, California is admitted into the Union as the thirty-first state.
- In 1904, mounted police are first used in NYC.
- 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.
- 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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