December 9th
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Space 1993 Space Hubble Telescope Repair December 9th, 1993 : A historic mission to repair the Hubble Telescope has ended and is considered a complete success with Hubble back in action . The repair involved of a number of space walks with the longest made by Story Musgrave and Jeff Hofman spending seven hours and 21 minutes on their final task to unravel the 40 ft solar panels which power Hubble. Find More What happened in 1993

U.S. 1963 U.S.A. Studebaker Production Ends December 9th, 1963 : The last American made Studebaker is produced, and the factory in South Bend, Indiana, is closed

Canada 1901 Canada Military to South Africa Dec. 9th, 1901 : The Canadian Mounted Military was going to supply 600-900 of its troops to help in fighting in the 2nd Boer War, to South Africa. They also would send 900 extra horses.

Mexico 1923 Mexico Rebels Dec. 9th, 1923 : Insurgents and government soldiers fought in Vera Cruz. General Sanchez, leading the rebels, took the battle to Tampico near Mexico’s oil fields. American troops sailed from New Orleans to Vera Cruz to protect American interests.

U.S. 1930 U.S.A. Lettuce Dress Dec. 9th, 1930 : A gorgeous dancer from Hollywood, Billie Stockton, fashioned herself a dress from an entire head of lettuce and played the part of Eve in the garden of Eden. Her backdrop was donated by the Chamber of Commerce. El Centro, where the unusual dress was from is famous for its lettuce

India 1947 India Kashmir Not Resolved Dec. 9th, 1947 : Deputy Prime Minister of India, Sandar Valiabbhai Patel announced that for the most part India and Pakistan reached an accord on the division between the two countries. However, the issue of Kashmir had not yet been resolved.

Norway 1959 Norway Ship Sinks Dec. 9th, 1959 : Severe storms in the North Sea sunk a Norwegian freighter and twenty seamen were lost in the ocean. The Norwegian Air-Sea Rescue had three search planes looking for survivors. Seven men from the ship were rescued off of the Scottish coast. Radios were jammed in Norway due to all the emergency calls.

1968 Albania Chinese Troops December 9th, 1968 : Diplomats thought that China and Albania have come to a consensus about stationing Chinese troops in Albania to counter Russian aggression.

Northern Ireland 1973 Northern Ireland Sunningdale Agreement Dec. 9th, 1973 : Tripartite talks on Northern Ireland have end with the signing of the Sunningdale Agreement the historic agreement to set up a Council of Ireland. After less than 12 months following strikes and paramilitary involvement the Council of Ireland collapsed and direct rule was imposed.

U.S. 1975 U.S.A. New York Bankruptcy Dec. 9th, 1975 : New York City government avoids bankruptcy when President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion seasonal loan authorization to prevent the City from having to default and debt restructuring by the Municipal Assistance Corporation, headed by Felix Rohatyn. The city was also forced to accept increased financial scrutiny by an agency of New York State

Sweden 1981 Sweden Soviet Submarine Grounded Dec. 9th, 1981 : A Soviet submarine, stuck in the mud off of Sweden’s shores, provided a lot of sport for the pacifist nation. The Soviets had approached Sweden in a menacing manner with warships, however, Swedish authorities insisted on boarding the submarine. In the end the superpower’s submarine crew had to ask for Sweden’s help to get back to the Baltic Sea – a humbling experience.

Poland 1990 Poland Lech Walesa Dec. 9th, 1990 : Solidarity founder Lech Walesa wins Poland's presidential runoff by a landslide

UK 1992 England Charles Diana Separation December 9th, 1992 : Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation

U.S. 1993 U.S.A. Missiles Destroyed Dec. 9th, 1993 : The US Air Force destroys the first of 500 Minuteman II missile silos marked for elimination under the Soviet / US arms control treaty.

U.S. 1994 U.S.A. Joycelyn Elders Dec. 9th, 1994 : President Bill Clinton fires Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders after she tells a conference that masturbation should be discussed in school as a part of human sexuality.


UK 1999 England Tyson Fight Dec. 9th, 1999 : The British could look forward to a fight between Mike Tyson and Julius Francis on January 29 in the city of Manchester. The British Commonwealth Championship was at stake and it was Tyson’s first fight outside America since his defeat by James “Buster” Douglas in Tokyo.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. United Airlines Dec. 9th, 2002 : United Airlines files for bankruptcy protection after losing $4 billion in the previous two years.

Canada 2004 Canada Gay Marriage December 9th, 2004 : Canada's Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is constitutional

Afghanistan 2006 Afghanistan Schools Built Dec. 9th, 2006 : Schools in Afghanistan needed to be rebuilt especially for girls, who under the Taliban, had been deprived of any education. Thirty-seven year old Ben Tupper from DeWitt, a member of the 27 Infantry Brigade, volunteered his time to help with the reconstruction along with sixteen other volunteers from New York.


United States 2008 United States Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Arrested Dec. 9th, 2008 : Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is taken into federal custody at his Chicago home for trying to trade Obama’s Senate seat . Newspapers say that the action comes amid allegations that his pay-to-play politics could affect his pending choice of who will be selected for Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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Norway 2009 Norway Mysterious lights in sky over Norway Dec. 9th, 2009 : The Norwegian Metrological Institute has received hundreds of calls from confused observers, but so far has been unable to identify the origin of the skylights that have been seen. Some experts have speculated that the phenomenon might have been caused by a Russian rocket launch, although the Russian embassy has insisted such claims are completely unfounded. Neither meteorologists, astronomers, or the armed forces have offered a solution to the matter. The light was captured by amateur photographer while he was on his way to work at a salmon factory. 'The light appeared for two or three minutes. I could not believe my eyes, and got the shivers and was quite shaken by it,' he said. Another observor, who saw the light phenomena from Sortland in northern Norway, added: 'A large ring appeared, and then spread out, sending a green beam down to earth.'

United Kingdom
2012 United Kingdom British Astronomer Dies

9th December, 2012 : Sir Patrick Moore, a broadcaster and astronomer, died at the age of eighty-nine. Moore was known for being the longest-running host of the same tv show of all time, having hosted The Sky At Night for more than fifty years.



Russia
2013 Russia State News Agency Replaced

9th December, 2013 : Russian President Vladimir Putin closed the state-run news organization, RIA Novosti, in a surprise decree. He declared that it would be replaced by a new organization called "Russia Today," to be run by Putin supporter Dmitry Kiselev. The Voice of Russia radio station was also closed.