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  • Spain
    Wednesday Dec 9, 1931

    Spanish Civil War

    Spanish Constitution of 1931

    Spain
    Wednesday Dec 9, 1931

    Fascism remained a reactive threat, helped by controversial reforms to the military. In December, a new reformist, liberal, and democratic constitution was declared. It included strong provisions enforcing a broad secularisation of the Catholic country, which included the abolishing of Catholic schools and charities, which many moderate committed Catholics opposed.




  • Sidi Barrani, Egypt to Eastern Libya
    Monday Dec 9, 1940

    World War II

    Operation Compass

    Sidi Barrani, Egypt to Eastern Libya
    Monday Dec 9, 1940

    In December 1940, British Empire forces began counter-offensives against Italian forces in Egypt and Italian East Africa. The offensives were highly successful. Operation Compass was the first large British military operation of the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) during the Second World War, and took place between 9 December 1940 to 9 February 1941.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Dec 9, 1945

    Ronald Reagan

    Separated from active duty

    U.S.
    Sunday Dec 9, 1945

    He was separated from active duty on December 9, 1945.




  • Brunei
    Sunday Dec 9, 1962

    Brunei revolt

    John Fisher Called on The Dayak Tribes For Help

    Brunei
    Sunday Dec 9, 1962

    On 9 December, John Fisher called on the Dayak tribes for help by sending a boat with the traditional Red Feather of War up the Baram River. Tom Harrisson, the Curator of the Sarawak Museum in Kuching and leader of resistance to the Japanese in the Second World War also arrived in Brunei. He summoned the Kelabits from the highlands around Bario in the 5th Division, the centre of his wartime resistance. Hundreds of Dayaks responded, and formed into companies led by British civilians all commanded by Harrison. This force reached some 2,000 strong, and with excellent knowledge of the tracks through the interior (there were no roads), helped contain the rebels and cut off their escape route to Indonesia.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Dec 9, 1965

    James Bond

    Thunderball premiere

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Dec 9, 1965

    Thunderball is a 1965 spy film and the fourth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is an adaptation of the 1961 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, which in turn was based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, and Fleming.




  • Colombia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    Colombian conflict

    The Elections For a Constituent Assembly of Colombia

    Colombia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    The M-19 and several smaller guerrilla groups were successfully incorporated into a peace process as the 1980s ended and the '90s began, which culminated in the elections for a Constituent Assembly of Colombia that would write a new constitution, which took effect in 1991.




  • Serbia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    Kosovo War

    Multi-party elections were held in Serbia

    Serbia
    Sunday Dec 9, 1990

    Multi-party elections were held in Serbia on 9 and 26 December 1990 after which Milošević became President of Serbia.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Dec 9, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian forces were still bombarding Urus-Martan

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Dec 9, 1999

    The separatists in the town of Urus-Martan also offered fierce resistance, employing guerrilla tactics Russia had been anxious to avoid; by 9 December 1999, Russian forces were still bombarding Urus-Martan, although Chechen commanders said their fighters had already pulled out.


  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 9, 2001

    Dwayne Johnson

    Vengeance (2001)

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 9, 2001

    At the next pay-per-view, Vengeance, The Rock lost the World Championship to Jericho, who would then unify the WWF and World titles later that night.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2008

    Jim Carrey

    Carrey's return to live-action comedy

    London, England
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2008

    Carrey returned to live-action comedy, starring opposite Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper in Yes Man (also 2008). Carrey played a man who signs up for a self-help program that teaches him to say yes to everything. Despite reviews being mixed, Rene Rodriquez of The Miami Herald stated, "Yes Man is fine as far as Jim Carrey comedies go, but it's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh."The film had a decent performance at the box office, earning $225 million worldwide.


  • Los Gatos, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2008

    Atari, Inc.

    Acquiring Cryptic Studios

    Los Gatos, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2008

    On December 9, 2008, Atari announced that it had acquired Cryptic Studios, a MMORPG developer.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg

    The Giving Pledge

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    On December 9, 2010, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and investor Warren Buffett signed "The Giving Pledge", in which they promised to donate to charity at least half of their wealth over the course of time, and invited others among the wealthy to donate 50 percent or more of their wealth to charity.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    Warren Buffett

    The Giving Pledge

    U.S.
    Thursday Dec 9, 2010

    On December 9, 2010, Buffett, Bill Gates, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg signed a promise they called the "Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge", in which they promise to donate to charity at least half of their wealth, and invite other wealthy people to follow suit.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2014

    Uber

    Uber expands UberFRESH in some parts of the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2014

    Uber expands UberFRESH in some parts of the Los Angeles area to include dinner delivery during weekdays.


  • Delhi, India
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2014

    Uber

    Uber driver in Delhi allegedly rapes a passenger

    Delhi, India
    Tuesday Dec 9, 2014

    An Uber driver in Delhi allegedly rapes a passenger when driving her home late at night.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Wednesday Dec 9, 2015

    Uber

    UberEATS is spun off into a separate standalone app

    Toronto, Canada
    Wednesday Dec 9, 2015

    UberEATS, Uber's food delivery service, is spun off into a separate standalone app, and now offers all-day delivery in Toronto. The new app is not available for other regions.


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