11 things that happened this day in history - 9th August


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

1. 1902 - Edward VII is crowned King of England after death of his mother, Queen Victoria

2. 1930 - Betty Boop debuts in Dizzy Dishes

3. 1936 - Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He is the first American to win four medals in one Olympics

4. 1945 - USA drops a second atomic bomb, Fat Man on Japan, which destroys part of Nagasaki

5. 1963 - Whitney Houston is born

6. 1965 - Singapore proclaims its independence from Malaysia

7. 1973 - The U.S. Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair files suit against President Richard Nixon

8. 1974 - Vice President Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th US President

9. 1994 - O J Simpson begins his double murder trial

10. 1996 - Boris Yeltsin is sworn in as President of Russia for the second time

11. 2004 - Donald Duck receives the 2,257th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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

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