Historical Events for 9th August 2022

681 – Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
1849 – Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria and Russia
1936 – Helen Stephens claims the women’s sprint double at the Berlin Olympics having won the 100m and as part of the victorious American 4 x 100m relay team
1966 – The Beatles release their “Yellow Submarine” single and its album “Revolver” in the US
1976 – USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1991 – British radio show “On the Hour” debuts on BBC Radio 4 with first appearance of Alan Partridge character
1997 – Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
1997 – “Just to See You Smile” single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)
2020 – Disputed Belarusian presidential election sees long time dictator Alexander Lukashenko officially win 80% of the votes but unofficially lose 60-70% of the votes to main opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Sparks widespread protests in Belarus and international condemnation.
2020 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, TPC Harding Park: 23 year old American Collin Morikawa fires final round 64 (-6) to win his first major title by 2 strokes from Paul Casey of England

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