Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 9

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This is a list of selected March 9 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled March 9, 2019 featured article or the March 9, 2019 featured picture.

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Blurb Reason
141 BCEmperor Wu of China's Han Dynasty began a reign that would last over 50 years. refimprove section
1276Augsburg in the Holy Roman Empire became a free imperial city. refimprove section
1776The Wealth of Nations by Scottish political economist Adam Smith was first published, becoming the first modern work in the field of economics. original research, refimprove section
1841 – The US Supreme Court ruled that captive Africans who seized control of La Amistad, the trans-Atlantic slave-trading ship carrying them, had been taken into slavery illegally. unreferenced section, lots of {{cn}} tags, Amistad is refimprove
1842Nabucco, an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi that established his reputation as a composer, premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. unreferenced section
1933 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submitted the Emergency Banking Act to the United States Congress, the first of his New Deal policies. too long
1944World War II: As part of the Battle of Narva, the Soviet Air Forces heavily bombed Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians. refimprove
1959Barbie, the world's best-selling doll, debuted at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. refimprove section
1964 – The first Ford Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan. refimprove section
1976Cavalese cable car disaster (1976) Too stubby
1991A mass rally in Belgrade turned into a riot featuring vicious clashes between the protesters and police, leaving at least two people dead. refimprove
2012 – Israel carried out a targeted air strike in the Gaza Strip, beginning three weeks of clashes with Palestinian militant groups. neutrality issues



  • La traviata (another Verdi opera) appears on March 6, so Nabucco should not appear in the same year.

March 9: Birth of Fatimah al-Zahra/Mother's Day in Iran (2018)

"The Oak of the Golden Dream"
"The Oak of the Golden Dream"

Friederike Caroline Neuber (b. 1697) · Anna Laetitia Barbauld (d. 1825) · Jane Joseph (d. 1929)

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