Skip to content
Advertisements

On This Day — October 9th

bella-hadid5.jpg

October 9th is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1594 – Sinhalese–Portuguese War: Portugal had almost conquered the island of Sri Lanka when its army was essentially annihilated, ending the Campaign of Danture.

1708 – Great Northern War: Russia defeated Sweden at the Battle of Lesnaya on the Russian–Polish border in what is now Belarus.

1888 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., at the time the world’s tallest building, officially opened to the general public.

1914 – World War I: The civilian authorities of Antwerp surrendered, allowing the German army to capture the city.

2016 – Militants attacked a border police post in Myanmar, killing nine people and triggering a period of intense persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Celebrity Birthdays

Sharon Osbourne turns 66

Guillermo del Toro turns 54

David Cameron turns 52

Sean Lennon turns 43

Bella Hadid turns 22

Advertisements

2 Comments »

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

%d bloggers like this: