Sept 9: This Day In History


September 9 is the 252nd day of the year 2012. There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year.

1493 – Ottomons inflict decisive defeat to Croats in the Battle of Krbava.

1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.

1855 – Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end when Russian forces abandon the city.

1922 – The Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922 effectively ends with Turkish victory over the Greeks in Smyrna.

1926 – Yusuf al-Qaradawi, prominent Egypt Muslim cleric

1945 – Second Sino-Japanese War: Japan formally surrenders to China.

1948 – Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

1970 – A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Jordan.

1990 – Massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.

1976 – Communist Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung died in Beijing at age 82.

1991 – Tajikstan gains independence from the Soviet Union.

1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state.

2001 – War hero titled ‘Lion of Panjsher Valley’, Ahmed Shah Massoud, is assassinated by two al Qaeda assassins posing as journalists.


The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. Wars spring from unseen and generally insignificant causes, the first outbreak being often but an explosion of anger.

Thucydides 460 BC ~ 395 BC

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