On This Day in History, March 09

This date marks the annual National Crab Meat Day, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite crustaceans. What a tasty food holiday! Boil or steam some crab today. Also, do check out the following list of major occurrences of this day, March 9 in history!

Get to know your history!

  • 1776 – Adam Smith published the influential economics book “The Wealth of Nations”
  • 1822 – Charles M. Graham received the patent for artificial teeth.
  • 1839 – The French Academy of Science announced the Daguerreotype photo process.
  • 1858 – Albert Potts was awarded a patent for the letterbox.
  • 1860 -The first Japanese ambassador to the U.S. was appointed.
  • 1900 -In Germany, women petitioned Reichstag for the right to take university entrance exams.
  • 1909 -The French National Assembly passed an income tax bill.
  • 1933 -The U.S. Congress began its 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.
  • 1943– Chess Champion, Bobby Fischer, was born on this day.
  • 1949 -The first all-electric dining car was placed in service on the Illinois Central Railroad.
  • 1964 -Production began on the first Ford Mustang.
  • 1974 -Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in the Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • 1975 -Work began on the Alaskan oil pipeline.
  • 1981 -Dan Rather became the primary anchorman of CBS-TV News.
  • 1985 – Actors Laura Johnson & Harry Hamlin wed on this day.
  • 1987 -The Chrysler Corporation offered to buy American Motors Corporation.
  • 1989 -A strike forced Eastern Airlines into bankruptcy in the U.S.
  • 1990-Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as the first female and Hispanic general surgeon.
  • 1992-Former Israeli Prime Minister, Menachem Begin, died on this day.
  • 1995 -The Canadian Navy arrested a Spanish trawler for illegally fishing off of Newfoundland.

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