ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: MAY 9

FEATURED EVENT

FEATURED BIOGRAPHY

Tutankhamen, gold funerary mask found in the king's tomb, 14th century bce; in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGIST
BORN
May 9, 1874
Swaffham, England
(Born on this day)
DIED
March 2, 1939 (aged 64)
LondonEngland

BORN ON THIS DAY

AMERICAN SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, AND PRODUCER
AMERICAN TELEVISION INTERVIEWER AND REPORTER
GERMAN NAZI POLITICIAN
AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST
INDIAN SOCIAL REFORMER

MORE EVENTS 

Sassoon, Vidal
2012 – British hairstylist and entrepreneur Vidal Sassoon, who created individualized haircuts featuring stark geometric angles and precise scissor cuts that complemented each woman’s bone structure and natural hair texture, died in Los Angeles.
Nixon, Richard M.
1974 – The U.S. House Judiciary Committee launched a formal impeachmentinvestigation of President Richard M. Nixon.
oral contraceptive; birth control pill
1960 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill.
Ralph Boston, 1964.
1939 – American track-and-field athlete Ralph Boston, the first man to jump more than 27 feet (8.23 metres), was born in Laurel, Mississippi.
Haile Selassie, 1967.
1936 – Seven months after invading Ethiopia and driving Emperor Haile Selassie Iinto exile, Italy annexed Ethiopia as part of Italian East Africa.
Mike Wallace.
1918 – American television interviewer and reporter Mike Wallace—who, while on the show 60 Minutes, became known for his aggressive and bruising style—was born.
The Fairies in Spring, illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1906, from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by James Barrie.
1860 – Dramatist Sir James Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland.
John Brown, circa 1850.
 1860 – American abolitionistJohn Brown was born in Torrington, Connecticut.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s