10/9/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - October 9
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1837 the steamboat “Home” sank off of Okracoke, N.C. killing 100; in 1936 Hoover Dam began transmitting electricity to Los Angeles, California; and in 1993 Scotty McCreery, American country singer who won the tenth season of American Idol, was born in Raleigh, N.C.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years ofhistory. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
768 - Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks.
1000 - Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
1446 - The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
1831 - Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion.
1837 - Steamboat "Home" sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100
1864 - Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions
1865 - First US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania
1915 - Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game
1936 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
2006 - North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
1852 - Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)
1940 - John Lennon, Liverpool UK, musician and member of The Beatles (Imagine), (d. 1980)
1945 - Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)
1952 - Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, music manager, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne (X-Factor, America's Got Talent, The Talk)
1953 - Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)
1954 - Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)
1955 - Linwood Boomer, Vancouver, actor (Adam-Little House on the Prairie)
1993 – Scotty McCreery, Raleigh, N.C., American country singer who won the tenth season of American Idol. His first album Clear as Day went Platinum in 2011 and included such hits as "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls."
1514 - King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)
1901 - Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island
1916 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah
1944 - Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland
1985 - NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas
1973 - Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
1980 - Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot
1806 - Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74
1912 - Millie & Christine, Siamese twins, dies at 61
1967 - Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39
2002 - Charles Guggenheim, American film director/producer (b. 1924)