Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 9

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This is a list of selected September 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 September 9, 2018 featured article or the September 9, 2018 featured picture.

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National Grandparents Day (2012) in the United States refimprove
9Germanic Wars: An alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius engaged Roman forces led by Publius Quinctilius Varus at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, defeating three of the legions within the next few days. refimprove sections
337 – After disposing of all relatives who possibly held a claim to the throne, Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans jointly became Roman emperors. Constantius: unreferenced section
1488Anne became Duchess of Brittany, a central figure in the struggle for influence that led to the union of Brittany and France. unreferenced section
1513War of the League of Cambrai: James IV of Scotland was killed at the Battle of Flodden in Northumberland while leading an invasion of England. refimprove section
1839John Herschel took the first photograph on glass (pictured). unsourced paragraphs
1850 – As per the conditions of the Compromise of 1850, California was admitted into the United States as a free state, despite the fact that Southern California was south of the parallel 36°30' north. refimprove section
1944 – With the help of the advancing forces of the Soviet Red Army, the Bulgarian government of Konstantin Muraviev was overthrown and replaced with a government of the Fatherland Front. refimprove
1965Hurricane Betsy made its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, US, leaving 76 dead and becoming the first hurricane to cause over $1 billion (unadjusted) in damage. refimprove section
1968 – The remainder of the area donated to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Morris County, New Jersey, was dedicated and it became the United States' first refuge to receive wilderness designation. refimprove
1969 – The Official Languages Act of Canada came into force, giving both French and English equal status throughout the Canadian national government. refimprove section
1971 – Inmates seized control of the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, US, taking 33 guards hostage, before police were able to retake the prison four days later. irrelevant material
1990Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lankan Army massacred at least 184 Tamil refugees in the Batticaloa District. needs more footnotes
2004 – A car bomb exploded outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing at least nine people and injuring over 150 others. globalize
2009 – The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula and the world's longest fully automated metro network, was ceremonially inaugurated at 9:09:09 PM. outdated



September 9: Eid al-Ghadeer (Shia Islam, 2017); Republic Day in North Korea (1948); Independence Day in Tajikistan (1991)

John Lennon in 1971
John Lennon in 1971

Louise Lehzen (d. 1870) · Colonel Sanders (b. 1890) · Madge Syers (d. 1917)

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