Today in History, May 9: What happened on this day?

What happened today in history (May 9): Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his final trip to the New World, Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname, the first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne , etc

This day in history: Maharana Pratap's birthday

This day in history: Maharana Pratap’s birthday

Today in History, May 9: We’ve entered the second week of May and it looks like the month is coming to a close. 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 becomes governor of Suriname, baseball player Hank Greenberg resigns from the White Sox and the final episode of ‘Golden Girls’ airs on NBC-TV. Keep reading the article to know more.

Historical events on this day

  • In 1502, Christopher Columbus left Spain on his final trip to the New World.
  • In 1766, British Royal Navy officer Joseph Bramah returned to England after a tour around the world.
  • In 1788, the British Parliament approved the abolition of 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 declared 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, the Supreme Court of India criticized the country’s Archaeological conservancy for its inability to protect the Taj Mahal from discoloration and green slime.

Sports event 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.

Today’s Arts and Culture Events

  • In 1971, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton won an Emmy 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

first

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 is an Irish-born actress who made her debut in the film ‘Tom Jones’, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

3

two thousand and thirteen

Vincent Dowling is 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 songs like ‘Jumpin’ Cotton Eyed Joe’ and ‘Spanish Two Step’.

Famous birthdays on this day

S. NO

Year of Birth

Personality

first

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

2

1949 Billy Joel is an American singer, songwriter and pianist who is best known for 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 under President George W. Bush.

4

1979

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

5

1996

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

Conclusion

These are the major events that happened on May 9. We come up with such articles every day. Keep reading them for updates.

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Frequently asked questions

What happened today in history (May 9)?

Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his final trip to the New World, Dirk Fock becomes governor of Suriname, the first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, etc.

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

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

What sporting events happened today?

Mikhail Botvinnik regained the world chess championship, baseball player Hank Greenberg resigned from the White Sox, etc.

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