October 9 in Pop Culture History

October 9 in Pop Culture History
Fire Prevention Day is part of Fire Prevention week and is observed on October 9. The observance of this day was initiated by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. Besides being both a day and week for young people and adults to learn how to make their homes safer against accidental fires, it also is a remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

768 – Carloman I 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.

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

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

1967 – Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara was executed in Bolivia .

1976 – #1 Hit October 9, 1976 – October 15, 1976: Walter Murphy and the Big Apple BandA 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.

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

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.

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