Historical Events for 9th May 2019

1877 – Mihail Kog─âlniceanu reads, in the Chamber of Deputies, the Declaration of Independence of Romania. This day becomes the Independence Day of Romania.
1927 – 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
1931 – 56th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59
1946 – 1st hour long entertainment TV show, “NBC’s Hour Glass” premieres
1961 – FCC Chairman Newton N Minow criticizes TV as a “vast wasteland”
1965 – Luna 5 launched (USSR) 1st attempt to soft land on Moon (fails)
1971 – 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton win
1977 – Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
1980 – 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge
1992 – 37th Eurovision Song Contest: Linda Martin for Ireland wins singing “Why Me” in Malmo

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