SEPTEMBER 9 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1349 – Albert III, Duke of Austria was born on the 9th September 1349 (died 1395).

1543 – Mary Stuart aged nine months old was crowned Queen of Scots on the 9th September 1543, in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

1791 – Washington, D.C. the capital of the United States was named after President George Washington on the 9th September 1791.

1828 – Leo Tolstoy the Russian author was born on the 9th September 1828 (died 1910).

1839 – John Herschel took the 1st glass plate photograph on the 9th September 1839.

1850 – California was admitted as the 31st U.S. state on the 9th September 1850.

1886 – The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was finalized on the 9th September 1886.

1890 – Colonel Sanders the American businessman and founder of KFC was born on the 9th September 1890 (died 1980).

1911 – John Gorton the 19th Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 9th September 1911 (died 2002).

1928 – Sol LeWitt the American painter and photographer was born on the 9th September 1928 (died 2007).

1940 – George Stibitz pioneered the 1st remote operation of a computer on the 9th September 1940.

1941 – Otis Redding the American singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 9th September 1941 (died 1967).

1941 – Dennis Ritchie the American computer scientist and creator of the C programming language was born on the 9th September 1941 (died 2011).

1942 – Danny Kalb the American guitarist from Blues Project was born on the 9th September 1942.

1942 – Inez Foxx the American singer from Inez and Charlie Foxx was born on the 9th September 1942.

1945 – Dee Dee Sharp the American singer was born on the 9th September 1945.

1946 ~ Jim Keays the Australian musician was born James Keays in Glasgow, Scotland on the 9th September 1946. Jim Keays fronted rock band The Masters Apprentices as singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica-player from 1965 to 1972. The Masters Apprentices are best known for their Top 20 songs, Undecided, Living in a Child’s Dream, 5:10 Man, Think About Tomorrow Today, Turn Up Your Radio and Because I Love You. The Masters Apprentices were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1999 Jim Keays published his memoirs in His Master’s Voice: The Masters Apprentices: The bad boys of sixties rock ‘n’ roll. From 2000 Jim Keays performed in Cotton Keays & Morris with Darryl Cotton and Russell Morris. In 2007 Jim Keays was diagnosed with myeloma, causing his kidneys to fail, and almost died. In 2009 the cancer was in remission after chemotherapy, and Jim Keays fully recovered after successful stem-cell transplants. Jim Keays official website: | Masters Apprentices official website: | Jim Keays official Facebook:|YouTube video: The Master’s Apprentices – Because I Love You (1971)…

1946 – Doug Ingle the American singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Iron Butterfly was born on the 9th September 1946.

1946 – Bruce Palmer the Canadian bass player from Buffalo Springfield was born on the 9th September 1946 (died 2004).

1947 – 1st actual case of a computer bug being found on the 9th September 1947, when a moth lodged in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

1947 – Freddy Weller the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Paul Revere & the Raiders was born on the 9th September 1947.

1950 – John McFee the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Doobie Brothers was born on the 9th September 1950.

1952 – David A. Stewart the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Eurythmics and The Tourists was born on the 9th September 1952.

1955 – John Kricfalusi the Canadian animator and creator of The Ren & Stimpy Show was born on the 9th September 1955.

1956 – Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time on the 9th September 1956.

1965 – Hurricane Betsy made its 2nd landfall on the 9th September 1965, near New Orleans, Louisiana, killing 76 people and leaving $1.42 billion (approximately $12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the 1st hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.

1966 – Adam Sandler the American actor, singer, guitarist, screenwriter, and producer was born on the 9th September 1966.

The Anger Management 2003 movie poster featuring Jack Nicholson as Dr.Buddy Rydell
The Anger Management 2003 movie poster featuring Adam Sandler as Dave Buznik & Jack Nicholson as Dr.Buddy Rydell

1969 – Rachel Hunter the New Zealand model and actress was born on the 9th September 1969.

1969 – Natasha Stott Despoja the Australian politician was born on the 9th September 1969.

1972 – In Kentucky‘s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovered a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems on the 9th September 1972, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.

1974 – Gok Wan the British-Chinese fashion consultant, author and television presenter was born on the 9th September 1974.

1974 – Shane Crawford the Australian footballer was born on the 9th September 1974.

1975 ~ Michael Bublé the Canadian singer-songwriter and actor was born in Burnaby, British Columbia on the 9th September 1975. Michael Bublé online: official website: www.MichaelBublé.com | verified | verified| YouTube channel: | | Michael Bublé Google Plus | YouTube video: Michael Bublé – Haven’t Met You Yet (2009) [Official Music Video] featuring Michael Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato

1980 – Michelle Williams the American actress was born on the 9th September 1980.

1983 – Katy Steele the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Little Birdy was born on the 9th September 1983.

1985 – Martin Johnson the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Boys Like Girls was born on the 9th September 1985.

1991 – Tajikstan declared independence from the Soviet Union on the 9th September 1991.

1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognized Israel as a legitimate state on the 9th September 1993.

2001 – Pärnu methanol tragedy occurred in Pärnu CountyEstonia on the 9th September 2001.

2001 – At exactly 01:46:40 UTC on the 9th September 2001, the Unix billenium was reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix timestamps.

2004 – 2004 Australian embassy bombing: A bomb exploded outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta on the 9th September 2004, killing 10 people.

2009 – At exactly 9:09:09 PM on the 9th September 2009, the Dubai Metro became the 1st urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, when it was ceremonially inaugurated.

2012JOHN McCARTHY the Australian footballer from Port Adelaide Football Club died on the 9th September in 2012, aged 22 (born 1989). He accidentally fell from a rooftop of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, at the start of a post-season holiday with other Port Adelaide players. John McCarthy also played for the Collingwood Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). John McCarthy came from a family of VFL and AFL footballers, including his brother and father who played for Geelong, and his grandfather who played for St Kilda. John McCarthy’s funeral service will be held at 11.30am at St Mary’s Star of the Sea church in Sorrento. See the news story: Port Adelaide football star John McCarthy seen on CCTV before plunging to death from a roof at Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas (  

John McCarthy tribute Port Adelaide Football Club website AFL footballer died 9 September 2012 Australian Football League rip screenshot
The John McCarthy tribute on the Port Adelaide Football Club website: ~ September 2012

 Port Adelaide Football Club Statement: John McCarthy & Tributes

John McCarthy Rest in peace tribute  Port Adelaide Football Club website AFL footballer died 9 September 2012 Australian Football League
The John McCarthy Rest in peace tribute on the Port Adelaide Football Club website

John McCarthy Rest in Peace page on Facebook ~ John McCarthy Bio – Stats – News & Videos ~ Collingwood Football Club Tribute to John McCarthy

John McCarthy playing for Collingwood Football Club AFL footballer from Port Adelaide Football Club died 9 September 2012 Australian League
John McCarthy playing for Collingwood Football Club
John McCarthy Port Adelaide Football Club high fives fans celebrating win AFL footballer died 9 September 2012 Australian League
John McCarthy high fives fans celebrating a Port Adelaide Football Club win

Today in History for September 9th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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