On This Day in History – October 9 – Almanac


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On October 9, 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series by defeating the Chicago White Sox. Eight White Sox members, including Charles Gandil, pictured, would be accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for players’ money in what would become the Black Sox scandal. File photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Today is Sunday, October 9, the 282nd day of 2022 with 83 to go.

The moon is full. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.


People born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include the French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1835; Charles Rudolph Walgreen, founder of the drugstore chain, in 1873; Rube Marquard, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1886; Baseball Hall of Famer Walter O’Malley in 1903; convicted burglar/novelist/Watergate lecturer E. Howard Hunt Jr. in 1918; former Beatle John Lennon in 1940; C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb in 1941 (age 81); Who bassist John Entwistle in 1944; Jackson Browne, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1948 (age 74); Jody Williams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 (72 years old); writer/actor Robert Wuhl in 1951 (age 71); television personality Sharon Osbourne in 1952 (age 70); actor Tony Shalhoub in 1953 (age 69); actor Scott Bakula in 1954 (age 68); actor John O’Hurley in 1954 (age 68); actor Michael Pare in 1958 (age 64); 1958 Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary (age 64); director Guillermo del Toro in 1964 (age 58); musician PJ Harvey in 1969 (age 53); filmmaker Steve McQueen in 1969 (age 53); Annika Sorenstam, member of the Golf Hall of Fame, in 1970 (age 52); musician Sean Lennon in 1975 (age 47); comedian Nick Swardson in 1976 (age 46); actor Brandon Routh in 1979 (age 43); actor Zachery Ty Bryan in 1981 (age 41); organization consultant Marie Kondo in 1984 (38 years old); actor Tyler James Williams in 1992 (age 30); country singer Scotty McCreery in 1993 (age 29); actor Jodelle Ferland in 1994 (age 28); model Bella Hadid in 1996 (age 26); actor Jacob Batalon in 1996 (age 26); actor Jharrel Jerome in 1997 (age 25).


On this historical date:

In 1888, 40 years after construction began, the Washington Monument opened to the public. Work on the obelisk was halted from 1854 to 1877 due to lack of funds, infighting within the Washington National Monument Society, and the American Civil War.

In 1919, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series by defeating the Chicago White Sox. Eight White Sox members would be charged with intentionally losing games in exchange for players’ money in what would become known as the Black Sox scandal. The players were later found not guilty, although all were banned from the sport for life.

In 1931, mobster Al Capone’s expenses in Florida were recounted during a trial for tax evasion. The government’s assertion was that if Mr. Capone was “rich enough to be a Florida Playboy, then he must certainly have a tax-worthy income”.

In 1931, the Japanese government approved military action against Manchuria. The invasion was part of a series of battles and skirmishes that took place on the eve of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

In 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia was assassinated by a Croatian terrorist during a state visit to France.

In 1967, one day after being captured in the Bolivian jungle where he led a guerrilla war, the Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, figurehead of the Cuban revolution of 1959, was executed by the Bolivian army.

In 1974, Oskar Schindler, the German businessman credited with saving 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust, died at the age of 66.

In 1975, Andrei Sakharov, father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, became the first Soviet citizen to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1983, James Watt, facing condemnation from the US Senate for a racially insensitive remark, resigned as US President Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of the Interior.

In 1992, NASA announced that the unmanned Pioneer spacecraft had apparently been lost after circling Venus for 14 years.

In 2009, US President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.

In 2012, Malala Yousafzai, an advocate for girls’ education in Pakistan and future Nobel Peace Prize laureate, survived being shot three times as she attempted to board a bus to school.

In 2020, the United Nations World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to fight hunger and bring peace to areas of the world affected by violence.

In 2021, billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis lost his grip on power in an election to center-right leader Petr Fiala.


A thought of the day: “With weapons we can kill terrorists, with education we can kill terrorism.” — Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai

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