Here are some fun facts about October 9th.
It is the 282nd day of the year.
October 9, 1812 (The War of 1812) – There was a naval engagement on Lake Erie where American forces captured 2 British Ships -The HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
October 9, 1888 – The Washington Monument officially opened to the general public.
October 9, 1907 – Las Cruces, NM was incorporated.
1919 – Cincinnati Reds won the world series.
1935 – Prince Edward, Duke of Kent was born.
1940 – John Lennon was born
1952 – Sharon Osbourne was born
1953 – Actor Tony Shaloub was born
1954 – Actor Scott Bakula was born
1975 – Sean Lennon, John’s son, was born. (I triple-checked this one to make sure.)
1986 – The Phantom of the opera had its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in
Also on this day in history:
2002 – Aileen Wuornos was executed. (Charlize Theron won an Oscar for portraying this super, scary serial killer in Monster.)
And on this day in 2006 – Google purchased YouTube for a whopping $1.65 billion.
But of all the interesting things that have happened on this day in history today is most significant because: