December 9th celebrates Techno Day and Weary Willie Day.
This day marks the 343rd day of 2022, and there’s only 16 days left until Christmas, are you excited yet?
This day in history was a great day for fast food, here you’ll find out why and so much more as we look at facts and historic events that fell on this day.
Did you know that on this day in 1960, the first Domino’s Pizza was purchased in Ypsilanti, Michigan? Originally called DomiNick’s, after the previous owner, the idea for their modern name would come from a delivery driver.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 9th in history!
What Events Happened On December 9 In History?
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, premiered in Los Angeles.
2014 The CIA Torture Report was released.
This report detailed the CIA's use of torture on detainees between 2001 and 2006. This report was over 6,700 pages long, describing the history of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program.
2005 Brokeback Mountain film was released, directed by Ang Lee, and based on the story by Annie Proulx.
1992 US Marines landed in Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope in order to secure the trade routes to deliver food to the people.
1978 The first Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) game took place, with the Chicago Hustle vs. the Milwaukee Does.
1967 Jim Morrison was arrested on stage.
After an undisclosed incident between Morrison and a police officer prior to the show, Morrison became the first rock stock ever taken into custody in the middle of a performance. He was dragged off stage and charged with obscenity and incitement to riot.
1965 A giant ball of fire was seen arching across the sky from Michigan to Pennsylvania.
The Kecksburg UFO incident was seen in six US states, as well as in Ontario, Canada. Witnesses reported sonic booms, pieces of metal debris, and grass fires before the object crash-landed near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. NASA announced in 2005 that the object was really just a Soviet satellite that failed to stay in orbit.
1960 The first Domino’s Pizza opened in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
1905 The French parliament passed a law that fully separated all activities of the church and the state.
There were three main principles behind the new law: it allowed greater freedom of religion, it forced the state to remain more neutral, and it took less power away from the church.
1889 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicated the Chicago Auditorium which was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.
At the time, it was the largest building in the US.
1868 The first traffic lights were installed in London.
J P Knight's invention was located outside the Palace of Westminster. These original traffic lights used semaphore arms and were illuminated at night using red and green gas lamps.
1854 Alfred Tennyson’s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade” was published in “The Examiner.”
1851 North America’s first YMCA was established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1531 Juan Diego saw the Virgin of Guadalupe, an apparition of the Virgin Mary, for the first time in Tepeyac, Mexico City.
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