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United Nations: World Post Day
(Commemorates the founding of the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland: 10/09/1874)
United Nations Universal Postal Union
Uganda: Independence Day
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 10/09/1962)
Uganda Great Britain U.S. Department of State
United States: Leif Erikson Day
(Observed per 1964 resolution celebrating the arrival of the first Norwegian immigrants 10/09/1825)
Leif Erikson Denmark Finland Iceland Sweden Presidential Proclamation
1201 Robert de Sorbon (French Theologian and Founder of the Sorbonne) French Political and Social Leaders Theologians and Religious Leaders Education The Sorbonne
1757 Charles X (King of France: 10/9/1757 - 11/6/1836) French Political and Social Leaders
1782 Lewis Cass (New Hampshire-born Michigan Governor and U.S. Senator) New Hampshire Political and Social Leaders Michigan Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate University of Michigan State of Michigan University of Georgia
1837 Francis Wayland Parker (New Hampshire-born Educator) Francis Wayland Parker Educators of Note
1890 Aimee Semple McPherson (Canadian-born American Religious Evangelist) Aimee Semple McPherson Religion Leaders and Theologians
1860 Leonard Wood (New Hampshire-born Medical Officer and Governor General of the Philippines: 1921-7) The Philippines New Hampshire Military Leaders Medicine
1906 Léopold (Sédar) Senghor (President of Senegal) Léopold Senghor Poetry
1909 Frederick Donald Coggan (Archbishop of Canterbury) Frederick Donald Coggan Religion Archbishop of Canterbury
1909 Donald Coggan (English Archbishop of Canterbury) Donald Coggan Religion Leaders and Theologians Archbishop of Canterbury
1915 James "Big Jim" Folsom (Two-term Alabama Governor: 1947-1951 and 1955-1959) Alabama Political and Social Leaders Alabama State Archives
1929 Ernest "Dutch" Morial (Louisiana-born Attorney, Politician, Elected Official) New Orleans Political Leaders Politics African American Political and Social Leaders African-American Registry
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1868 Howell Cobb (Georgia-born Politician and Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
1954 Robert Jackson (Pennsylvania-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1958 Pope Pius XII (Italian-born Roman Catholic Pope) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes
1967 Che Guevara (Argentine Revolutionary Executed in Bolivia) Che Guevara Bolivia History Channel BBC
1974 Oskar Schindler (Czech-born German Businessman Who Save Jewish Lives During World War II) Czech Political & Social Leaders Nazi Germany World War II The Holocaust History Channel
1995 J. Evetts Haley (West Texas Historian) Texas Authors Texas State Historical Society
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1635 Roger Williams Is Banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for Spreading "New & Dangerous Opinions" Roger Williams Masachusetts Colony Colonial History Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities Concordia History Channel
1775 Lord Dartmouth Orders British Officers to North Carolina Great Britain North Carolina Colonial North Carolina American Revolution History Channel
1779 Count Casimir Pulaski Is Mortally Wounded During the Siege of Savannah Casimir Pulaski Savannah, Georgia University of Georgia
1781 The Battle of Yorktown Begins American Revolution Writer's Almanac
1825 First Norwegian Immigrants Arrive in America Norway Immigration Norwegian Embassy, U.S.
1854 U.S. President Franklin Pierce Appoints Nathaniel Hawthorne to the American Consulate at Liverpool, England Liverpool, England Nathaniel Hawthorne Franklin Pierce American Authors U.S. Government American Collection
1871 Governor of Texas Imposes Martial Law in Freestone County for Voting Irregularities Freestone County, Texas Voting Texas State Historical Society
1890 France's Clément Ader Achieves the First Sustained Motorized Flight French Scientists & Mathematicians Aviation Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1891 President Benjamin Harrison Visits Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon President Benjamin Harrison The American Presidency SalemOregon.com
1912 West Virginia Division of Confederate Veterans Hold Their Annual Reunion in Moorefield Moorefield, West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia State Archives
1914 Germans Take Antwerp, Belgium After 12-day Siege Belgium Germany World War I Humanitas International
1915 Belgrade Falls to Austria-Hungary Belgrade, Serbia Austria Hungary World War I History Channel
1916 John H. Clarke Is Sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ohio Political and Social Leaders President Woodrow Wilson U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1934 King Alexander of Yugoslavia Is Assassinated in France Yugoslavia France European History Death League of Nations
1940 London's St. Paul's Cathedral Is Bombed During the Battle of Britain London, England St. Paul's Cathedral Aviation Military History World War II History Channel
1944 Churchill & Stalin Begin 9-day Conference in Moscow Joseph Stalin Winston Churchill World War II History Channel
1945 Shidehara Kijuro Becomes Prime Minister of Japan Japanese Political and Social Leaders Asian History
1959 Conservative Tories Win Third Consecutive General Election in England English Government Elections BBC
1962 Uganda Gains Its Independence from Great Britain Uganda Great Britain South African History African-American Registry
1963 Nelson Mandela and 8 Others Charged with Sabotage and Attempted Overthrow of the State South Africa Nelson Mandela Crime South African History
1967 Argentinean Revolutionary, Che Guevara, Is Executed in Bolivia) Che Guevara Bolivia History Channel BBC
Indonesia Breaks Off Diplomatic Relations with China Indonesia China Asian History
1969 National Guard Controls Protesters at Chicago 7 Trial Chicago Chicago 7 Trial History Channel
1970 Khmer Republic Is Proclaimed in Cambodia Cambodian Government Vietnam War History Channel
1975 Andrei Sakharov Is Chosen for the Nobel Peace Prize Andrei Sakharov 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace History Channel
1980 Jimmy Carter Is the First U.S. President to Visit Florida's Capitol in Tallahassee Florida State Capitol President Jimmy Carter Florida Historical Society
1983 North Korean Bomb Kills 21 Burmese and Korean Officials in Rangoon Burma South Korea North Korea Terrorism Death Asian History
1988 Latvians Begin Mass Movement for Independence from the Soviet Union Latvia Soviet Union Cold War BBC
1990 David Souter Is Sworn in as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. New Hampshire Political and Social Leaders President George Bush U.S. Supreme Court Oyez

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