09 September 2012

Timeline September 9 & 10

September 9
1583  Sir Humphrey Gilbert, English explorer & adventurer died.
1754  William Bligh, English admiral who commanded the HMS Bounty, was born.
1943  Allied forces landed at Salerno and Taranto during WW II.
1956  Elvis Presley made the first of three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1969  In Canada, the Official Languages Act came into force, making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.

September 10
1846  Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine.
1929  Arnold Palmer, golfer, was born.
1955  Gunsmoke premiered on CBS. It ran for 20 years.
1989  Hungary stopped enforcing East German visa restrictions and opened it borders. A flood of emigration led to the fall of the Berlin Wall two months later.

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