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

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

1. 1940 - The German Luftwaffe launches a heavy nighttime air raid on London and the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral takes a direct hit from a Nazi bomb

2. 1940 - John Lennon is born

3. 1959 - The Conservatives, under Harold Macmillan, win a third consecutive UK general election

4. 1967 - Marxist revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is killed during a battle between army troops and guerillas in the Bolivian jungle

5. 1973 - Elvis Presley divorces Priscilla in California

6. 1975 - One man dies and at least 20 people are injured in the latest bomb attack in Piccadilly, London

7. 1991 - The first Sumo wrestling tournament ever to be staged outside Japan begins in London's Royal Albert Hall

8. 2003 - Sting gets a CBE 

9. 2006 - Google announces the purchase of YouTube for US$1.65bn in stock

10. 2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama is awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize 'for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples'.

11. 2011 - Former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, marries American heiress Nancy Shevell at a small ceremony in London

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

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