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October 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 9

October 9th is known as Curious Events Day and Chess Day.

We’re now on the 282nd day of the year, and have 83 days left.

People who were born on this day share the Libra zodiac sign.

Uncover the past of October 9 with our incredible historic events, interesting facts and celebrity births.

Did you know that on this day in 2006, Google announced that it had acquired YouTube? The acquisition of the online video company was agreed for $1.65 billion.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about October 9th in history!

What Happened On October 9 In History?

2015

American singer, Selena Gomez released her second full-length studio album “Revival.”

OTD in 2015: American singer
2012

14-year-old girls-rights activist Malala Yousafzai was shot three times on her way to school.

Malala Yousafzai was stepping onto her school bus when she was shot in the Swat Valley, in north-west Pakistan. The Taliban told the BBC that they committed the attack.
Source BBC
2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Athens and was met by 50,000 protestors.

2006

Google announced that it had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion.

1992

A fragment of a meteorite landed in Peekskill, New York, US and smashed a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu.

OTD in 1992: A fragment of a meteorite landed in Peekskill
The meteorite weighed roughly 28.6lbs (13kg).
1990

One thousand radio stations from over 100 countries around the world simultaneously broadcast John Lennon’s “Imagine” in honor of what would have been his 50th birthday.

Source LA Times
1987

Bruce Springsteen released his album “Tunnel of Love.”

1986

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Phantom of the Opera” was premiered in London with stars Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.

Source Playbill
1968

A 2,000 strong student protest against police brutality broke out in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1834

The Dublin and Kingstown Railway officially opened.

OTD in 1834: The Dublin and Kingstown Railway officially opened.
It was the first public railway on the island of Ireland. It linked Westland Row in Dublin with Kingstown Harbour in County Dublin.
1665

British Parliament met at the University of Oxford rather than the Palace of Westminster during the Great Plague of London.

1446

The South Korean alphabet, called “Hangul,” was published.

Did you know that on this day, October 9th 2006, Google announced that it had acquired YouTube?