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Friday 9 March 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Engineerís week (United Kingdom, 2018: 9-18 March)

Events

  • 2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
  • 1978 – President Soeharto inaugurated Jagorawi Toll Road, the first toll highway in Indonesia, connecting Jakarta, Bogor and Ciawi, West Java.
  • 1960 – Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
  • 1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1945 – World War II: The first nocturnal incendiary attack on Tokyo inflicts damage comparable to that inflicted on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki five months later.
  • 1944 – World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a five-day battle.
  • 1933 – Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1925 – Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 1908 – Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • 1847 – Mexican–American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
  • 1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1841 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the United States v. The Amistad case that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 1815 – Francis Ronalds describes the first battery-operated clock in the Philosophical Magazine.
  • 1796 – Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1500 – The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1009 – First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.

Births

  • 1987 – Bow Wow, American rapper, actor, and television host
  • 1985 – Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Julia Mancuso, American skier
  • 1983 – Clint Dempsey, American soccer player
  • 1983 – Wayne Simien, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
  • 1981 – Clay Rapada, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor, model, and writer
  • 1979 – Oscar Isaac, Guatemalan-American actor
  • 1972 – Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
  • 1972 – Travis Lane Stork, American physician
  • 1971 – Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
  • 1969 – Kimberly Guilfoyle, American lawyer and journalist
  • 1966 – Brendan Canty, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1966 – Michael Patrick MacDonald, Irish-American author and activist
  • 1965 – Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1965 – Brian Bosworth, American football player and actor
  • 1964 – Phil Housley, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1964 – Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
  • 1963 – David Pogue, American journalist and author
  • 1963 – Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Darrell Walker, American basketball player and coach
  • 1961 – Mike Leach, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – Rick Steiner, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Finn Carter, American actress and photographer
  • 1959 – Lonny Price, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Linda Fiorentino, American actress
  • 1957 – PZ Myers, American biologist, author, and academic
  • 1956 – Mark Dantonio, American football player and coach
  • 1950 – Andy North, American golfer
  • 1950 – Doug Ault, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1948 – Eric Fischl, American painter and sculptor
  • 1948 – Jeffrey Osborne, American singer and drummer
  • 1946 – Warren Skaaren, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1990)
  • 1943 – Bobby Fischer, American chess player and author (d. 2008)
  • 1943 – Charles Gibson, American journalist
  • 1942 – Mark Lindsay, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer
  • 1941 – Jim Colbert, American golfer
  • 1940 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican-American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1936 – Marty Ingels, American actor and comedian (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Mickey Gilley, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1935 – Andrew Viterbi, American engineer and businessman, co-founded Qualcomm Inc.
  • 1934 – Joyce Van Patten, American actress
  • 1933 – Lloyd Price, American R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1932 – Keely Smith, American singer and actress
  • 1932 – Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican-American astrologer and actor
  • 1930 – Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress and dancer
  • 1928 – Gerald Bull, Canadian-American engineer and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1926 – Joe Franklin, American radio and television host (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Ben Schadler, American professional basketball player (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – William Hamilton, American theologian (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – James L. Buckley, American lawyer, judge, and politician
  • 1923 – Walter Kohn, Austrian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1918 – George Lincoln Rockwell, American sailor and politician, founded the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)
  • 1918 – Mickey Spillane, American crime novelist (d. 2006)
  • 1910 – Samuel Barber, American pianist and composer (d. 1981)
  • 1904 – Paul Wilbur Klipsch, American soldier and engineer, founded Klipsch Audio Technologies (d. 2002)
  • 1902 – Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1856 – Eddie Foy, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1928)
  • 1833 – Frederick A. Schroeder, German-American businessman and politician, 18th Mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
  • 1824 – Amasa Leland Stanford, American businessman and politician, founded Stanford University (d. 1893)
  • 1820 – Samuel Blatchford, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1893)
  • 1815 – David Davis, American jurist and politician (d. 1886)
  • 1806 – Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Clyde Lovellette, American basketball player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Robert Horton, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Merton Simpson, American painter and art collector (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Willye Dennis, American librarian and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – David S. Broder, American journalist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2010 – Doris Haddock, American activist and politician (b. 1910)
  • 2010 – Willie Davis, American baseball player and manager (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – Brad Delp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Tom Fox, American activist (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2004 – Rust Epique, American guitarist and painter (b. 1968)
  • 2003 – Stan Brakhage, American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 1997 – Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972)
  • 1996 – George Burns, American actor and comedian (b. 1896)
  • 1994 – Charles Bukowski, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1920)
  • 1991 – Jim Hardin, American baseball player (b. 1943)
  • 1989 – Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (b. 1946)
  • 1983 – Faye Emerson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 1974 – Earl Wilbur Sutherland, Jr., American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 1974 – Harry Womack, American singer (b. 1945)
  • 1937 – Paul Elmer More, American journalist and critic (b. 1864)
  • 1926 – Mikao Usui, Japanese spiritual leader, founded Reiki (b. 1865)
  • 1925 – Willard Metcalf, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
  • 1897 – Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (b. 1825)
  • 1808 – Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed the Piercefield House and St James' Church (b. 1739)
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