Friday, December 09, 2016
History for December 9 - On-This-Day.com:
John Milton 1608 - Poet, Clarence Birdseye 1886, Emmett Kelly 1898
Margaret Hamilton 1902, Kirk Douglas 1918 - Actor, Dick Butkus 1942 - Football player
1803 - The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. With the amendment Electors were directed to vote for a President and for a Vice-President rather than for two choices for President.
1848 - American author and creator of "Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit," Joel Chandler Harris was born.
1854 - Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade," was published in England.
1958 - In Indianapolis, IN, Robert H.W. Welch Jr. and 11 other men met to form the anti-Communist John Birch Society.
1960 - Sperry Rand Corporation unveiled a new computer known as "Univac 1107."
1962 - "Lawrence of Arabia" by David Lean had its world premiere in London.
1990 - The first American hostages to be released by Iran began arriving in the U.S.
1991 - European Community leaders agreed to begin using a single currency in 1999.