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9 May

1092 – England – Lincoln Cathedral consecrated. http://lincolncathedral.com/building/history/

1386 – England – Treaty of Windsor signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Windsor_(1386)


1671 – England – Thomas Blood attempted to steal Crown Jewels from Tower of London. https://youtu.be/d2Y0oaq1sdM http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Theft-of-the-Crown-Jewels/

1763 – America – Siege of Fort Detroit began (Pontiac’s War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Detroit

1846 – USA – Siege of Fort Texas ended (Mexican-American War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Texas

1849 – Saxony – May Uprising ended in Dresden (Spring of Nations). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Uprising_in_Dresden

1864 – Germany – Battle of Heligoland (Second War of Schleswig). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Heligoland_(1864)

1873 – Austria – Stock Market crashed (Long Depression). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Depression

1874 – India – Horse-drawn bus service started in Bombay.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brihanmumbai_Electric_Supply_and_Transport

1877 – Peru – Earthquake measuring 8.8Mw, followed by tsunami 2,541 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1877_Iquique_earthquake

1877 – Romania – Independence from Ottoman Empire. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania

1885 – Canada – Battle of Batoche began (North-West Rebellion). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Batoche

1887 – UK – Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show opened in London. http://vichist.blogspot.co.uk/2008/07/america-comes-to-london-buffalo-bill.html

1901 – Australia – First Parliament opened in Melbourne. http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/closer-look/short-history/the-first-parliament.html

1904 – UK – GWR 3440 City of Truro, reputedly first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph. http://www.swindonweb.com/?m=8&s=116&ss=336&c=1189&t=City+of+Truro

1915 – France – Second Battle of Artois began (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Artois

1918 – Belgium – Second Ostend Raid (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Ostend_Raid


1927 – Australia – Parliament House opened in Canberra by Duke of York. https://youtu.be/AYFzfRYVrW0  http://www.aph.gov.au/Visit_Parliament/About_the_Building/History_of_Parliament_House

1940 – Netherlands – French submarine Doris torpedoed & sunk (WWII). https://youtu.be/7QI6CEwC2Es  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Doris_(Q_135)

1941 – French Indochina – Franco-Thai War ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Thai_War

1941 – Atlantic Ocean – German Submarine U110 captured, also enigma machine (WWII). https://youtu.be/b2u2TBqC0u0 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-110_(1940)

1942 – Ukraine – 588 Jews killed by German SS in Zinkiv, Podolia (WWII).

1942 – Belarus – Zoludek Ghetto inhabitants murdered or deported (WWII).

1945 – Maynar – CNAC plane crashed near Putao, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450509-2

1945 – Channel Islands – Liberated by British forces (WWII). https://youtu.be/KmeMAMla5fU WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.jersey.com/english/discoverjersey/occupationtoliberation/Pages/TheLiberationofJersey.aspx

1946 – Italy – King Victor Emmanuel III abdicated, succeeded by Umberto II. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Emmanuel_III_of_Italy  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_II_of_Italy

1948 – Caribbean – US Navy plane missing, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480509-1

1949 – Monaco – Rainier III became Prince. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainier_III,_Prince_of_Monaco

1951 – USA – US Navy plane crashed at Patuxent River NAS, MD, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510509-0

1953 – India – Air India plane crashed near Delhi, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530509-1

1955 – Germany – Joined NATO. http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/nato_countries.htm

1970 – USA – Protestors against Vietnam War demonstrated outside the White House, Washington DC. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/10/politics/nixon-lincoln-memorial/

1972 – North Vietnam – Operation Linebacker I began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker

1977 – Netherlands – Hotel Polen, Amsterdam, destroyed by fire, 33 killed. https://youtu.be/GcpRSzVC2ig WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Polen_fire


1980 – USA – Liberian freighter MV Summit Venture collided with Sunshine Sky Bridge, Florida, 35 killed. https://youtu.be/xMjBGLxMdP4  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Skyway_Bridge


1980 – USA – Norco Shootout. https://youtu.be/OQXXcFmMVNE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norco_shootout

1987 – Poland – LOT Flight 5055 crashed near Warszawa-Okecie Airport, 183 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19870509-0

1992 – Azerbaijan – Capture of Shusha ended (Nagorno-Karabakh War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_of_Shusha

1992 – Canada – Westray Mine disaster, 26 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westray_Mine#The_disaster

2001 – Ghana – Stampede at Accra Sports Stadium, 129 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1322433.stm

2002 – Russia – Bomb exploded in Kaspiysk during parade, 43 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1976776.stm

2009 – NZ – Napier Shooting ended (2 killed). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Napier_shootings

2010 – Sumatra – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2010_Northern_Sumatra_earthquake

2012 – Indonesia – Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Flight 36801 crashed into Mount Salak, West Java, 45 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20120509-0

2015 – Spain – Airbus Industries plane crashed near Sevilla Airport, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20150509-0

York

1153 – William Fitzherbert became Archbishop of York (2nd Time). http://www.historyofyork.org.uk/themes/norman/saint-william-patron-saint-of-york