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Monday 9 October 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Fire Prevention Day (Canada, United States)
  • Leif Erikson Day (United States, Iceland and Norway)
  • National Nanotechnology Day (United States)

Events

  • 2009 – First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
  • 2006 – North Korea conducts its first nuclear test.
  • 1969 – In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the "Chicago Eight" that began on September 24.
  • 1942 – The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army's 4th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Tom's Brook: Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Toms Brook, Virginia.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island: Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
  • 1834 – Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.
  • 1831 – Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
  • 1812 – War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1804 – Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1635 – Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
  • 1410 – The first known mention of the Prague astronomical clock.

Births

  • 1996 – Bella Hadid, American model
  • 1993 – Lauren Davis, American tennis player
  • 1993 – Scotty McCreery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Bill Walker, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Derek Holland, American baseball player
  • 1985 – David Plummer, American swimmer
  • 1983 – Gethin Anthony, American actor
  • 1983 – Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Darius Miles, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor
  • 1979 – Alex Greenwald, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1979 – Brandon Routh, American model and actor
  • 1979 – Vernon Fox, American football player and coach
  • 1978 – Juan Dixon, American basketball player and coach
  • 1977 – Brian Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Nick Swardson, American actor and comedian
  • 1976 – William Alexander, American author and educator
  • 1975 – Sean Lennon, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1974 – Shmuel Herzfeld, American Rabbi
  • 1970 – Kenny Anderson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Steve Jablonsky, American composer
  • 1967 – Eddie Guerrero, American wrestler (d. 2005)
  • 1966 – Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher, founded Plaza Magazine
  • 1965 – Jimbo Fisher, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – Guillermo del Toro, Mexican-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Ellen Wheeler, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1961 – Kurt Neumann, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Kenny Garrett, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1959 – Boris Nemtsov, Russian academic and politician, First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1958 – Al Jourgensen, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1958 – Alan Nunnelee, American lawyer and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1958 – Mike Singletary, American football player and coach
  • 1957 – Don Garber, American businessman
  • 1954 – John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host
  • 1954 – Scott Bakula, American actor
  • 1953 – Hank Pfister, American tennis player
  • 1953 – Tony Shalhoub, American actor and producer
  • 1950 – Brian Downing, American baseball player
  • 1950 – Jody Williams, American academic and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1948 – Jackson Browne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Tony Zappone, American photographer and journalist
  • 1947 – William E. McAnulty Jr., American lawyer and judge (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Nona Hendryx, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1943 – Douglas Kirby, American psychologist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1942 – Michael Palmer, American physician and author (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Brian Lamb, American broadcaster, founded C-SPAN
  • 1941 – Trent Lott, American lawyer and politician
  • 1940 – Gordon J. Humphrey, American soldier, pilot, and politician
  • 1940 – Joe Pepitone, American baseball player and coach
  • 1939 – O. V. Wright, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1931 – Homer Smith, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1930 – Hank Lauricella, American football player, lieutenant, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Olga Guillot, Cuban-American singer (d. 2010)
  • 1922 – Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1920 – Jason Wingreen, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – Yusef Lateef, American saxophonist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – E. Howard Hunt, American CIA officer and author (d. 2007)
  • 1915 – Belva Plain, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1915 – Clifford M. Hardin, American academic and politician, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1908 – Lee Wiley, American singer (d. 1975)
  • 1906 – J. R. Eyerman, American photographer and journalist (d. 1985)
  • 1903 – Walter O'Malley, American lawyer and businessman (d. 1979)
  • 1900 – Joseph Friedman, American inventor, invented the bendy straw (d. 1982)
  • 1900 – Joseph Zubin, Lithuanian-American psychologist and academic (d. 1990)
  • 1899 – Bruce Catton, American historian and author (d. 1978)
  • 1898 – Joe Sewell, American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame(d. 1990)
  • 1890 – Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (d. 1944)
  • 1888 – Irving Cummings, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
  • 1886 – Rube Marquard, American baseball player and manager (d. 1980)
  • 1880 – Charlie Faust, American baseball player (d. 1915)
  • 1873 – Charles Rudolph Walgreen, American pharmacist and businessman, founded Walgreens (d. 1939)
  • 1863 – Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (d. 1930)
  • 1858 – Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and chemist (d. 1935)
  • 1837 – Francis Wayland Parker, American theorist and academic (d. 1902)
  • 1201 – Robert de Sorbon, French minister and theologian, founded the Collège de Sorbonne (d. 1274)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Ray Duncan, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Carolyn Kizer, American poet and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Jan Hooks, American actress and comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2014 – Peter A. Peyser, American soldier and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Rita Shane, American soprano and educator (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Harris Savides, American cinematographer (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Kenny Rollins, American basketball player (b. 1923)
  • 2009 – John Daido Loori, American Zen Buddhist monastic and teacher (b. 1931)
  • 2009 – Stuart M. Kaminsky, American author and educator (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – Carol Bruce, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Enrico Banducci, American businessman, founded hungry i (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Louis Nye, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2003 – Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Charles Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 2001 – Herbert Ross, American director, producer, and choreographer (b. 1927)
  • 2000 – David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 1999 – Milt Jackson, American vibraphone player and composer (b. 1923)
  • 1996 – Walter Kerr, American author, composer, and critic (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 1988 – Felix Wankel, German engineer, invented the Wankel engine (b. 1902)
  • 1987 – Clare Boothe Luce, American author, playwright, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (b. 1903)
  • 1987 – William P. Murphy, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1972 – Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1967 – Joseph Pilates, German-American fitness trainer, developed Pilates (b. 1883)
  • 1956 – Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1953 – James Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1946 – Frank Castleman, American football player, baseball player, and coach (b. 1877)
  • 1941 – Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)
  • 1940 – Wilfred Grenfell, English-American physician and missionary (b. 1865)
  • 1808 – John Claiborne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1777)
  • 1806 – Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer and surveyor (b. 1731)
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