On This Day In History, 9 September


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World Events Today

  • Mary Stuart, the daughter of King James V of Scotland, was crowned Mary Queen of Scots today in 1543, she wasn’t even 9 months old at the time
  • Tajikistan, officially known as the Republic of Tajikistan, restored its independence from the Soviet Union today in 1991

Entertainment Events Today

  • Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show today in 1956
  • Imagine, the 2nd solo studio album by the English musician John Lennon, was released today in 1971
  • The American war drama miniseries Band of Brothers, based on the book by the historian Stephen E Ambrose, aired for the first time today in 2001 on HBO

Family Events Today

  • “Colonel” Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, also known as KFC, was born today in 1890 in Indiana
  • The English actor Hugh Grant, who has appeared in many hit movies including Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, was born today in 1960 in London
  • The Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé was born today in 1975 in British Columbia

Main Event Today

  • Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning British monarch today in 2015, she surpassed the record, 63 years and 216 days, previously held by Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Teddy Bear Day

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