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  • France
    Friday May 9, 1947

    World Bank

    First country to receive a World Bank loan

    France
    Friday May 9, 1947

    The first country to receive a World Bank loan was France. The Bank's president at the time, John McCloy, chose France over two other applicants, Poland and Chile. The loan was for US$250 million, half the amount requested, and it came with strict conditions. France had to agree to produce a balanced budget and give priority of debt repayment to the World Bank over other governments.




  • Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Sunday May 9, 1948

    1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état

    The Parliament approved a New Constitution

    Prague, Czechia (Then Czechoslovakia)
    Sunday May 9, 1948

    On 9 May, a new constitution was approved by parliament. Although it declared Czechoslovakia a "people's democracy" under the leadership of the KSČ, it was not a completely Communist document. However, it was close enough to the Soviet model that Beneš refused to sign it.




  • U.S.
    Saturday May 9, 1953

    Neil Armstrong

    Promotion

    U.S.
    Saturday May 9, 1953

    He was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade) on May 9, 1953.




  • The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 9, 1970

    Richard Nixon

    Nixon's responses to protesters

    The Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday May 9, 1970

    Nixon's responses to protesters included an impromptu, early morning meeting with them at the Lincoln Memorial on May 9, 1970.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 9, 1974

    Richard Nixon

    Opening The Impeachment Hearings against The President

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday May 9, 1974

    The House Judiciary Committee opened impeachment hearings against the President on May 9, 1974, which were televised on the major TV networks. These hearings culminated in votes for impeachment.




  • Finland
    Monday May 9, 1977

    Robert Fulton

    The Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant

    Finland
    Monday May 9, 1977

    Loviisa is the site of two of Finland's nuclear reactors, two VVER units each of 488 MWe, at the Loviisa Nuclear Power Plant. The other operating reactors are at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant.




  • California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 9, 2012

    Samsung

    Acquiring mSpot

    California, U.S.
    Wednesday May 9, 2012

    On 9 May 2012, mSpot announced that it had been acquired by Samsung Electronics with the intention of a cloud based music service. The succeeding service was Samsung Music Hub.


  • Washington, DC, U.S.
    Thursday May 9, 2013

    Prince Harry

    U.S. Tour

    Washington, DC, U.S.
    Thursday May 9, 2013

    Between 9 and 15 May 2013, he made an official visit to the United States. The tour promoted the rehabilitation of injured American and UK troops, publicised his own charities and supported British interests. It included engagements in Washington, DC, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. He met survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday May 9, 2016

    Uber

    Uber and Lyft cease operations in Austin

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday May 9, 2016

    On May 9, Uber and Lyft cease operations in Austin, Texas. This is in response to a city ordinance upheld by Austin voters on May 7 that would require drivers for Uber, Lyft, and other transportation network companies to get fingerprint checks, to have their vehicles labeled, and to not pick up and drop off in certain city lanes.


  • Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Monday May 9, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Mi Max launch

    Anningzhuang Rd, Haidian District, Beijing, China
    Monday May 9, 2016

    On 10 May 2016, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 9, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 9, 2017

    On May 9, 2017, Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey. He first attributed this action to recommendations from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, which criticized Comey's conduct in the investigation about Hillary Clinton's emails.


  • Italy
    Saturday May 9, 2020

    Covid-19 Pandemic: 2020 Coronavirus outbreak

    Italy state in May 9

    Italy
    Saturday May 9, 2020

    As of 9 May, there were 217,185 confirmed cases, 30,201 deaths, and 99,023 recoveries in Italy, with the majority of those cases occurring in the Lombardy region.


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