October 9 in History

October 9 in History

October 9th is…
Beer and Pizza Day
National Leif Erikson Day
National Moldy Cheese Day
National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day
National Sock Day

National Sock Day

National Sock Day is a time to celebrate socks—the clothing accessory that is often taken for granted. Have fun by wearing silly socks or make the holiday special by sharing a pair. There is no wrong way to celebrate this national holiday.
Fire Prevention Week is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls.
Fire Prevention Day is part of Fire Prevention Week and is observed on October 9. President Calvin Coolidge initiated the observance of this day in 1925. Besides being a day and week for young people and adults to learn how to make their homes safer against accidental fires, it is also a remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire,  the Peshtigo Fire, Wisconsin, and the Great Michigan Fire.

768 – Carloman and Charlemagne were crowned Kings of The Franks. Carloman died in 771, and Charlemagne reigned until 814.

1767 – Surveying for the Mason-Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania was completed.

1824 – Slavery was abolished in Costa Rica.

1873 – The US Naval Institute was established.

1888 – The Washington Monument officially opened to the public.

1919 – The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, and eight White Sox players were later accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money from gamblers.

#1 Hit October 9, 1961 – October 22, 1961: Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack

#1 Hit October 9, 1965 – November 5, 1965: The Beatles – Yesterday

1967 – Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia .

 #1 Hit October 9, 1976 – October 15, 1976: Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band – A Fifth of Beethoven

1980 – Pope John Paul II met and shook hands with the Dalai Lama in Vatican City.

1992 – Eighteen-year-old Michelle Knapp’s 1980 Chevy Malibu was hit by a 28-pound meteor.

 #1 Hit October 9, 1999 – October 22, 1999: Mariah Carey featuring Jay-Z – Heartbreaker

2006 – North Korea may have tested its first nuclear device.

2012 – Pakistani Taliban made a failed attempt to assassinate 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai on her way home from school.

#1 Hit October 9, 2021 – October 15, 2021: My Universe – Coldplay and BT