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  • Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Aug 09, 1173

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    The foundations of the tower were Laid

    Pisa, Italy
    Thursday Aug 09, 1173

    On 9 August 1173, the foundations of the tower were laid. Work on the ground floor of the white marble campanile began on 14 August of the same year during a period of military success and prosperity. This ground floor is a blind arcade articulated by engaged columns with classical Corinthian capitals.




  • Mumbai, India
    Thursday Aug 09, 1888

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Travelling to Mumbai

    Mumbai, India
    Thursday Aug 09, 1888

    On 10 August 1888, Gandhi aged 18, left Porbandar for Mumbai, then known as Bombay. Upon arrival, he stayed with the local Modh Bania community while waiting for the ship travel arrangements. The head of the community knew Gandhi's father. After learning Gandhi's plans, he and other elders warned Gandhi that England would tempt him to compromise his religion, and eat and drink in Western ways. Gandhi informed them of his promise to his mother and her blessings. The local chief disregarded it, and excommunicated him from his caste. But Gandhi ignored this.




  • Istanbul ,Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Aug 09, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    No Armenian question longer exists

    Istanbul ,Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Monday Aug 09, 1915

    On 9 August 1915, Anckarsvärd (Ambassador of Sweden) dispatched yet another report, confirming his suspicions regarding the plans of the Turkish government, "It is obvious that the Turks are taking the opportunity to, now during the war, annihilate the Armenian nation so that when the peace comes no Armenian question longer exists".




  • Ireland
    Monday Aug 09, 1920

    Irish War of Independence

    British Parliament passed the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act

    Ireland
    Monday Aug 09, 1920

    On 9 August 1920, the British Parliament passed the Restoration of Order in Ireland Act. It replaced the trial by jury by courts-martial by regulation for those areas where IRA activity was prevalent.




  • Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
    Saturday Aug 09, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    First meeting

    Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
    Saturday Aug 09, 1941

    On 9 August 1941, the British battleship HMS Prince of Wales steamed into Placentia Bay, with Churchill on board, and met the American heavy cruiser USS Augusta, where Roosevelt and members of his staff were waiting. On first meeting, Churchill and Roosevelt were silent for a moment until Churchill said "At long last, Mr. President", to which Roosevelt replied "Glad to have you aboard, Mr. Churchill". Churchill then delivered to the president a letter from King George VI and made an official statement which, despite two attempts, the movie sound crew present failed to record.




  • Hengyang, Hunan, China
    Wednesday Aug 09, 1944

    World War II

    Japanese captured Hengyang

    Hengyang, Hunan, China
    Wednesday Aug 09, 1944

    On June 22, Japanese divisions received their orders to attack the city, which started the 48 days of siege and defense. Japanese have captured the city of Hengyang by August.




  • Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Atomic Bomb

    The Second Time To Use Nuclear Weapons In War

    Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    On August 9, the U.S. Army Air Forces detonated a plutonium implosion-type fission bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" over the Japanese city of Nagasaki.


  • Manchuria, China
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    The Soviet Union renounced its non-aggression Pact With Japan

    Manchuria, China
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    On August 9, 1945, the Soviet Union renounced its non-aggression pact with Japan and attacked the Japanese in Manchuria.


  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Soviet Union declared war on Japan

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    The Soviet Union declared war on Japan on August 9 and invaded Manchuria.


  • Japan
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Korean War

    Soviet Union declared war on Japan

    Japan
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Soviet Union declared war on Japan on 9 August 1945, three days after the USA atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


  • Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Harry S. Truman

    Nagasaki atomic bomb

    Nagasaki, Japan
    Thursday Aug 09, 1945

    Nagasaki was bombed three days later.


  • East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Aug 09, 1961

    Berlin Wall

    Advance Warning Information

    East Germany, Germany
    Wednesday Aug 09, 1961

    On 9 August 1961, the NSA (the American National Security Agency) intercepted an advance warning information of the Socialist Unity Party's plan to close the intra-Berlin border between East and West Berlin completely for foot traffic.


  • The White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 09, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Resignation

    The White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Aug 09, 1974

    In light of his loss of political support and the near-certainty that he would be impeached and removed from office, Nixon resigned the presidency on August 9, 1974, after addressing the nation on television the previous evening.The resignation speech was delivered from the Oval Office and was carried live on radio and television. Nixon stated that he was resigning for the good of the country and asked the nation to support the new president.


  • Knebworth Park, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 09, 1986

    Freddie Mercury

    Mercury's final live performance with Queen

    Knebworth Park, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Aug 09, 1986

    Mercury's final live performance with Queen took place on 9 August 1986 at Knebworth Park in England and drew an attendance estimated as high as 160,000.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    Vladimir Putin

    Prime Minister

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Putin was appointed one of three First Deputy Prime Ministers, and later on that day, was appointed acting Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation by President Yeltsin.


  • Vladikavkaz, Ossetian, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Servicemen were kidnapped

    Vladikavkaz, Ossetian, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, six servicemen were kidnapped in the Ossetian capital Vladikavkaz.


  • Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Islamist fighters from Chechnya infiltrated Russia's Dagestan region

    Dagestan, Russia
    Monday Aug 09, 1999

    On 9 August 1999, Islamist fighters from Chechnya infiltrated Russia's Dagestan region, declaring it an independent state and calling for a jihad until "all unbelievers had been driven out".


  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 09, 2007

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    BNP Paribas blocked withdrawals from two of its funds

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 09, 2007

    August 9, 2007: BNP Paribas blocked withdrawals from two of its funds, since there was no liquidity, making valuation of the funds impossible – a clear sign that banks were refusing to do business with each other.


  • Johannesburg, South Africa
    Friday Aug 09, 2013

    Uber

    Uber expands to Africa

    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Friday Aug 09, 2013

    Uber expands to Africa, launches its first product in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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