December 9 in History
1854December 9, 1854:
Alfred Tennyson’s narrative poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade” is published.
1960December 9, 1960:
The British soap opera, “Coronation Street” debuts on ITV.
1961December 9, 1961:
Tanganyika (later to be known as Tanzania) attains independence with Julius Nyerere as the first Prime Minister.
1965December 9, 1965:
The animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, which is based on the comic strip titled “Peanuts”, premieres on CBS.
1979December 9, 1979:
The World Health Organization officially declares smallpox disease as eradicated.
1983December 9, 1983:
The crime drama film, “Scarface” is released in theatres.
1990December 9, 1990:
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Wałęsa wins the first direct presidential election held in Poland.
1992December 9, 1992:
British Prime Minister John Major reads a statement from Buckingham Palace announcing Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s separation.
1998December 9, 1998:
Anti-Semitism is declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a form of racism.
2016December 9, 2016:
Park Geun-Hye, the President of South Korea, is impeached by parliament following corruption allegations.