August 9th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays 9th August or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1902, 1904, 1925, 1933, 1936, 1941, 1945, 1952, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1987, 1994, 1995, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,
U.S. 1969 U.S.A. Sharon Tate Found Murdered 9th Aug. 1969 : Five people, including actress Sharon Tate, were found murdered in the wealthy Bel Air suburb of the city Los Angeles, California, Cult leader Charles Manson and several of his followers were later convicted of the killings.

UK 1902 England Edward VII 9th Aug. 1902 : Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, was crowned as the new King Of England.

U.S. 1904 U.S.A. Stagecoach 9th Aug. 1904 : In Yellowstone Park a stagecoach was held up by a couple of young ladies on horseback who had been camping in the area. One was the daughter of a prominent New York newspaper man. The ladies, who were in disguise, got the passengers to give up their valuables, but it turned out that the hold up was a hoax. They had prearranged with the coach driver to stop the coach so that they could carry out the practical joke. Some of the passengers were not amused and wanted to press charges, but they all got their possessions back and decided not to do so.

U.S. 1925 U.S.A. Ku Klux Klan Mass Meeting Washington 9th August 1925 : Ku Klux Klan members flooded Washington in the thousands in the summer of 1925 Pennsylvania Avenue was awash in white robes and official Klansmen asserted that they had met their quota of 50,000 marchers. As they awaited the speeches of high ranking Klan officials rain, thunder, and lightening broke up the crowd that met on Saturday. However, many stayed for meetings on Sunday. They went to the tomb of the unknown soldier and burned a gigantic cross. A huge number of women, garbed in white robes, marched alongside of the men.

U.S. 1933 U.S.A. Cotton Crop 9th Aug. 1933 : The cotton crop was 12,314,000 bales less than the year before and the price per bale dropped $1.50. Ten thousand three hundred and four acres of cotton had been ploughed under in a cotton reduction program making production 74.2% less than normal.

Germany 1936 Germany Jesse Owens 9th Aug. 1936 : Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal as part of the US 4X100 meter relay team having already won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. This follows his amazing feat one year earlier when he broke three world records in the space of 45 minutes at the Big Ten meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

U.S. 1941 U.S.A. Silk Stockings 9th Aug. 1941 : Sometimes stocking up on scarce commodities doesn’t pay, as Mrs. E. Petero of Prospect Park found out. The woman bought seven pairs of silk stockings and put them in her car. Then she went to the drugstore. When she returned to her vehicle she found that her hosiery had been heisted.

Japan 1945 Japan Atom Bomb Dropped On Nagasaki 9th Aug. 1945 : The United States dropped its second atomic bomb killing more than 70,000 people in Nagasaki, Japan. The first bomb had been dropped 3 days earlier on Hiroshima. Six days later on August 15th, Japan announced its surrender effectivily ending World War II. Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender on September 2.

U.S. 1952 U.S.A. Wife Murders Husband 9th Aug. 1952 : Dan Webster Shattles was an ex-Marine with a femme fatale for a wife. On more than one occasion Mrs. Shattles shot at her husband. In 1949 she shot him on a street corner and caused superficial wounds. However, there were other occasions when she tried to shoot him as well. By October, 1951 Mr. Shattles complained to police that his wife, who was a pretty brunette, had it in for him. The third shot was fatal. As her husband lay sleeping on the couch Mrs. Shattles shot him in the head. She has been charged on suspicion of murder. Her husband ran a coffee company.

Vietnam 1967 Vietnam American Helicopter Attack 9th August 1967 : In Vietnam a company of American helicopters attacked a North Vietnamese military tunnel and exchanged heavy fire. Three U.S. helicopters were shot down and two hit in the Song Re valley, some 330 miles from Saigon. This fierce engagement ended a lull in the war.

U.S. 1974 U.S.A. Gerald Ford 9th Aug. 1974 : Gerald Ford becomes the 38th president of the United States after the Watergate Affair and President Richard Nixon resigns.

U.S. 1978 U.S.A. Inflation 9th Aug. 1978 : Inflation rates rose by 1.1% in just one month as well as steeply rising fuel costs. Gas and heating oil had increased in price dramatically. Gas prices this year exceeded the July 1978 prices by 38.9% and heating fuel was 51.8% higher. Yearly Inflation Rate for 1978 in the USA was 7.62% Yearly Inflation Rate for 1978 in Great Britain was 8.3% To put this in perspective 1975 Inflation UK was 24.2% and 1979 in USA was 11.2%

UK 1979 Great Britain Brighton Nudist Beach Opens 9th Aug. 1979 : Brighton on the south coast becomes the first major resort in Britain to officially set aside a 200-yard stretch of its beach for nudists, the nudist beach will be open to the public for next summer.

Libya 1987 Libya Col. Moanmmar Gadhafi 9th Aug. 1987 : Italian sources claim that Col. Moanmmar Gadhafi, president of Libya tied the knot . His bride who is a daughter of oil baron Adnan Khashoggi, was 25 years old and named Nabila. This is Gadhafi’s third marriage and it is not certain whether or not he is divorced from wife number two.

U.S. 1994 U.S.A. O.J. Simpson Double Murder Trial 9th Aug. 1994 : Amid fear that the O.J. Simpson trial would detract from the November election, the media frenzy continued. Simpson, a famous football player and T.V. personality was being tried for double murder. He was accused of slashing to death Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend Ronald Goldman. At the end of the trial O.J. Simpson is found innocent. Find Out More About More History Of American Football including history, teams, growth, and the modern game.

U.S. 1995 U.S.A. Jerry Garcia 9th August 1995 : Jerry Garcia the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band "The Grateful Dead." is found dead in his room at a rehabilitation clinic ( Serenity Knolls Treatment Center ) he had checked into earlier, the cause of death on the death certificate was "Heart Attack" . He had checked into the center for problems with tobacco, drug addiction, weight problems, and sleep apnea, all of which may have contributed to his heart attack.

U.S. 2006 U.S.A. Bruce Willis 9th Aug. 2006 : Bruce Willis, a famous actor, is going to sue his childhood friend for one million dollars. Bruce DiMattia threatened to reveal damaging secrets about Willis unless the latter paid him $100,000 and bought him a new car. DiMattia lived in a house owned by Willis’ for free from 2002-2006. Willis employed DiMattia to manage his videos, photographs, and memorabilia. Apparently, DiMattia refused to leave the premises and has possession of important pictures and possessions that belong to Willis.

2006 U.S.A. Lieberman Files To Run as Independent 9th Aug. 2006 : The Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman officially filed to run for the Senate in the 2006 election as an independent after he lost his party’s primary. Lieberman lost the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont went on to win the election in November of 2006.

2008 Georgia Violence Erupts 9th Aug. 2008 : Further violence erupts in the South Ossetia region of Georgia when Russian military forces respond to perceived aggression by the Georgian army when it tried to take control of the Russian supported break away region of South Ossetia.

United States 2011 United States Philadelphia Introduces Curfew After Flash-Mob Attacks 9th August, 2011 : The US city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania instituted a curfew after a series of violent flash-mobs occurred in the city. The measures put in place by Mayor Michael Nutter would carry penalties for minors and their parents who violate the curfew.

United States 2012 United States Texting Champion Holds On to Title
9th August, 2012 : Seventeen year old Austin Weirschke won the National Texting Competition for the second time and held onto the title of fastest texter. He won $50,000 in prize money and stated that he would put the money towards college.

2013 Pakistan Diplomats Withdrawn from Pakistan Consulate

9th August, 2013 : The United States withdrew its non-essential employees from the consulate in Lahore, Pakistan. The move was done after the State Department declared there was a credible threat to the consulate. The US also issued a travel warning requesting that US citizens hold off on traveling within Pakistan.