Friday, March 9, 2012

March 9 in History

March 9 is the 69th day of the year. There are 297 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1841 – The United States Supreme Court ruled that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery  illegally.
  • 1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt submitted the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1959 – The Barbie doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1990 – Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as the first woman and Hispanic American US Surgeon General.
  • 2010 – The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C. took place.
  • 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

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