Friday, August 9, 2019

On This Day in History

August 9, 2019

Historical Events

378  Battle of Adrianople: Goth army defeats Roman forces under Emperor Valens
1790  Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe
1898  Rudolf Diesel of Germany obtains patent #608,845 for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine
1942  Mahatma Gandhi and 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" motion and campaign by the All-India Congress
1945  US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1965  Singapore separates from the Federation of Malaysia and gains its independence
1974  Richard Nixon resigns as President of the United States and Vice President Gerald Ford swears the oath of office to take his place as the 38th US President
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