11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 9th December

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1917 - Jerusalem surrenders to British troops

2. 1934 - Dame Judi Dench is born

3. 1950 – Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union during the cold war

4. 1967 - The Beatles reach No 1 with Hello, Goodbye

5. 1973 -  The Sunningdale Agreement is signed, which sets up a Council of Ireland

6. 1975 - New York City avoids bankruptcy when President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion seasonal loan authorization to prevent the City from having to default, and debt restructuring by the Municipal Assistance Corporation

7. 1982 - Steven Spielberg's record breaking sci-fi film E.T. premiers in Britain

8. 1987 - The England cricket tour hangs in the balance as a row erupts between England captain Mike Gatting and the umpire Shakoor Rana

9. 1992 - American marines land in Somalia to begin an humanitarian operation in the famine-stricken country

10. 1992 - Prince Charles and Princess Diana announce a formal separation

11. 1993 - A record-breaking mission to repair the faulty Hubble telescope in outer space is declared an unqualified success

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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