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May 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 9

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May 9th observes Moscato Day & Lost Sock Memorial Day.

We are now on the 130th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2024. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year.

This day in history was certainly a day of firsts covering many areas like health, transport and much more. Find out the facts and historical events that happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1926, the first flight over the North Pole was completed? It was flown by Richard E. Byrd with co-pilot Floyd Bennett.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about May 9th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on May 9 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2022

President Joe Biden signed the 2022 Lend-Lease act to send military equipment to Ukraine.

2012

President Barack Obama officially declared his support of same-sex marriage.

2005

The Huffington Post was launched, founded by Arianna Huffington, Andrew Breitbart, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti.

2001

A stampede killed 129 people in Ghana.

OTD in 2001: A stampede killed 129 people in Ghana.

At the Accra Sports Stadium, the two most popular football teams of Ghana competed. Disappointed fans of the losing team became rowdy, and police fired teargas. This started a panic, and with not enough exits, a deadly stampede occurred.

1980

Five bank robbers armed themselves and attempted a heist in Norco, California.

The ensuing shootout and police chase is one of the most destructive in California’s history, with more than 30 police vehicles destroyed, countless wounded, and three fatalities. The robbers were so heavily armed that they easily out-gunned the police forces, which led the California government to rapidly up-scale their police force’s arsenal.

1965

The Luna 5 attempted to land on the Moon.

The Luna 5 was an uncrewed USSR spacecraft meant to land on the Moon. It was intended to be the first spacecraft to succeed in making a soft landing on the surface. Unfortunately, the retrorockets failed, and the Luna 5 crashed on the surface.

1960

The United States became the first country to legalize a birth control pill.

OTD in 1960: The United States became the first country to legalize a birth control pill.

1958

The noir psychological thriller film “Vertigo,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was released.

1941

German submarine U-110 was captured by the Royal Navy, who found an Enigma cipher machine onboard.

The capture of U-110 was kept secret for months to allow time for British codebreakers to make full use of the captured Enigma Machine to decrypt German communications.

1926

The first flight over the North Pole was completed, flown by Richard E. Byrd with co-pilot Floyd Bennett.

1904

A steam locomotive called City of Truro became the first steam engine to go over 100 miles per hour.

Aside from being the first locomotive to exceed 100 miles per hour, it was also the first vehicle of any kind to do so.

1899

John Burr patented a better rotary blade lawn mower, designed with traction wheels and a rotary blade that would not easily get stuck with grass clipping.

1671

An attempt was made to steal the Crown Jewels.

OTD in 1671: An attempt was made to steal the Crown Jewels.

As part of an elaborate plan, Colonel Thomas blood befriended the keeper of the jewels and frequently visited. After some time, Colonel Blood requested to see the treasures, at which point he knocked the keeper of the jewels unconscious and stabbed him. While Colonel Blood was taking the jewels, the keeper woke up and alerted the guards.

1502

Christopher Columbus embarked on his fourth and final journey into the New World.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Noah Centineo? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1996

Collins Key

American

YouTuber

Collins Key

Age:

28 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1996

Noah Centineo

American

Actor

Noah Centineo

Age:

28 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA

1949

Billy Joel

American

Musician

Billy Joel

Age:

75 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1979

Rosario Dawson

American

Actress

Rosario Dawson

Age:

45 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

May 9: National Moscato Day
United States

National Moscato Day

Italy is famed for producing a large variety of excellent quality delicious wines, and one of the best has got to be Moscato wine. May 9 is celebrated as Moscato Day, so be sure to enjoy a glass or two today.

May 9: National Lost Sock Memorial Day
United States

National Lost Sock Memorial Day

It happens to the best of us. One day you wake up, and one of your favorite socks has simply vanished into thin air, and we don’t ever give ourselves enough time to grieve. Lost Sock Memorial Day is a day to reflect on all the socks that have come and gone throughout our lives.

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Sour Patch Kids are from the same manufacturer as Swedish Fish. The red Sour Patch Kids are the same candy as Swedish Fish, but with sour sugar.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on May 9 shares the same star sign, Taurus.

Taurus is the second sign in the zodiac and is represented by the bull. Like bulls, Taureans are known to be intelligent, dependable, hardworking, dedicated, and stubborn.

All those born in the month of May have the Emerald birthstone. The Emerald birthstone symbolizes spiritual awareness while providing protection, a love-filled life, and great wisdom.

If you were born on this day, you would likely have been conceived on or around August 16 of the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around January 30, 2025.

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