Today in History, 9 May: What Happened on this Day?

What happened today in history (May 9): Christopher Columbus left Spain on his last voyage to the New World, Dirk Fock became governor of Suriname, the first Australian Parliament opened in Melbourne and more.

This Day in History: Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

This Day in History: Birth Anniversary of Maharana Pratap

Today in History, May 9: We have entered the second week of May and it already seems that this month will also come to an end. While you must be busy with your daily activities, we are here to update your knowledge about the importance of today. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Today is the day Dirk Fock became governor of Suriname, baseball player Hank Greenberg resigned from the White Sox and the final episode of ‘Golden Girls’ aired on NBC-TV. Keep reading the article to know more.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1502, Christopher Columbus left Spain on his last voyage to the New World.
  • In 1766, British Royal Navy officer Joseph Bramah returned to England after his world tour.
  • In 1788, the British Parliament agreed to eradicate the slave trade.
  • In 1868 the city of Reno, Nevada was founded.
  • In 1901, the first Australian Parliament opened in Melbourne.
  • In 1908, Dirk Fock became governor of Suriname.
  • In 1914, US President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day.
  • In 1915 the Battle of Artois began between France and Germany.
  • In 1930, King George V appointed John Masefield as British Poet Laureate.
  • In 2018, India’s Supreme Court criticized the country’s archaeological conservation body for its failure to protect the Taj Mahal from fading and green slime.

Sports events today

  • In 1958, Mikhail Botvinnik regained the world chess championship.
  • In 1959, baseball player Hank Greenberg resigned from the White Sox.
  • In 2013, David Moyes was announced as Alex Ferguson’s successor at Manchester United.

Art and culture events today

  • In 1971, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton won an Emmy Award for All in the Family at the 23rd Emmy Awards.
  • In 1980, the horror film ‘Friday the 13th’ was released in American theaters.
  • In 1992, the final episode of ‘Golden Girls’ aired on NBC-TV.

Notable deaths on this day

S.NO

year of death

Personality

1

1977

James Jones was an American novelist and soldier best known for his novels ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘The Pistol’ and ‘Whistle’.

2

2012

Joyce Redman was an Irish-born actress who debuted in the film ‘Tom Jones’, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

3

2013

Vincent Dowling was an Irish actor, director and playwright best known for his roles in television shows such as ‘The Dead’, ‘Mystic Pizza’ and ‘The West Wing’.

4

2015

Johnny Gimble was an American musician best remembered for his songs such as ‘Jumpin’ Cotton Eyed Joe’ and ‘Spanish Two Step’.

Famous birthdays on this day

S.NO

Year of birth

Personality

1

1520 Maharana Pratap was a legendary Rajput king who ruled the kingdom of Mewar in India during the 16th century. He is best remembered for his bravery against the Mughal emperor Akbar, who wished to take control of the kingdom from him.

2

1949 Billy Joel is an American singer-songwriter and pianist best recognized for his hits such as ‘Uptown Girl’ and ‘Piano Man’.

3

1972

Dana Perino American political commentator, author, and television personality who served as White House press secretary during the presidency of George W. Bush.

4

1979

Rosario Dawson is an American actress best known for her performances in films such as ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ and ‘Men in Black II’.

5

nineteen ninety six

Noah Centineo is an American actor best known for his role as ‘Peter Kevinsky’ in the Netflix film, ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’.

Conclusion

These were the main events that happened on May 9. We publish articles like this every day. Keep reading them to stay updated.

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Frequently asked questions

What happened today in history (May 9)?

Christopher Columbus left Spain on his last voyage to the New World, Dirk Fock became governor of Suriname, the first Australian Parliament opened in Melbourne and more.

What famous person was born on this day (May 9)?

Today Billy Joel, Dana Perino, Rosario Dawson and many other famous personalities were born.

What sporting events happened today?

Mikhail Botvinnik regained the world chess championship, baseball player Hank Greenberg quit the White Sox and more.

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