Today In History – 9th October

Important Events

768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks

1000 Leif Ericson discovers “Vinland” (possibly L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America

1446 The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea

1831 Ioannis Kapodistrias, first Head of State of modern Greece, assassinated in Nafplion

1941 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt approves an atomic program that would become the Manhattan Project

2006 North Korea conducts its first nuclear test, with an estimated yield of between 0.4-2 kilotons

Today In Film & TV

1926 NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms

Today In Music

1986 “Phantom of the Opera” premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman

Today In Sports

1919 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series

1928 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in-game

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