Today In History – 9 December

Important Events

536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire

1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz

1968 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.

1990 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland’s 1st direct presidential election in Poland

1992 Operation Restore Hope: US Marines land in Somalia

Today In Film & TV

1960 1st broadcast of “Coronation Street” on British ITV

Today In Music

1842 Mikhail Glinka’s opera “Russlan and Ludmilla” premieres in Petersburg

Today In Sports

2018 Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady’s NFL record with his 359th straight pass without an interception during Packers 34-20 win over Atlanta Falcons; finishes game with the streak intact at 368

2019 World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data

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