On This Day In History, 9 March


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World Events Today

  • Kissing in public was banned in Naples today in 1562, if caught the act was punishable by death
  • The Great Blizzard, which affected southern England for 5 days and killed 200 people and 6000 animals, started today in 1891
  • Production of the Ford Mustang began today in 1964

Entertainment Events Today

  • The book, The Wealth of Nations, by the Scottish economist Adam Smith was published today in 1776, it remains a key resource for scholars to this day
  • The successful Italian Football Club, Inter Milan, was founded today in 1908, it is officially called Football Club Internazionale Milano
  • The fashion doll Barbie made her debut, at the American International Toy Fair in New York, today in 1959, today is considered her official birthday

Family Events Today

  • The Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space and to orbit the Earth, was born today in 1934
  • The American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, considered by many as the greatest chess player of all time, was born today in 1943 in Chicago
  • The American serial killer Dennis Rader, also known as the “BTK, Bind, Torture, Kill Strangler”, was born today in 1945 in Kansas

Main Event Today

  • After 4 days of mourning and 3 days of the body being on display, Joseph Stalin’s funeral was held today in 1953 in Moscow, he was laid to rest in Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Meatball Day

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