September

September 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 9

September 9th is officially Teddy Bear Day and Wonderful Weirdos Day.

We are now on day 252 out of 365, and only have 113 days left of the year.

For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Virgo.

If you’re looking to learn more about September 9, then you’re in the right place! Here we’re going to find out some incredible events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2015, Queen Elizabeth II set the record for longest-ruling queen in Great Britain? She overtook her great-great grandmother’s record of 63 years and 7 months.

Keep reading for more facts about September 9th in history!

What Happened On September 9 In History?

2017

The tomb of a goldsmith family dating back 3,500 years was discovered near Luxor, Egypt.

2015

Queen Elizabeth II became Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in history.

Elizabeth became Queen at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952.
2001

HBO first aired the American war drama miniseries “Band of Brothers” by Steven Spielberg.

1985

The Handsworth riots began in Birmingham, England, after a man was arrested near Acapulco Café, Lozells.

The arrest caused racial frictions between ethnic minorities and the police. Two men were burned to death, dozens of shops looted, and 35 people were injured.
1971

John Lennon released his second album “Imagine.”

OTD in 1971: John Lennon released his second album "Imagine."
1966

President Lyndon B signed the National Traffic and Motor Safety Act, which set new standards expected for vehicles and drivers.

1947

Grace Hopper fell victim to the first-ever computer bug after removing a moth from her Harvard Mark II computer.

OTD in 1947: Grace Hopper fell victim to the first-ever computer bug after removing a moth from her Harvard Mark II computer.
1934

Finnish athlete, Armas Toivonen became the first European to claim gold for a marathon at the European Athletics Championships.

His winning time was 2:52:29.
1776

Congress changed the official name from United Colonies to the United States of America.

Did you know that on this day, September 9th 2015, Queen Elizabeth II set the record for longest-ruling queen in Great Britain?