9/9/2019 12:01:00 AM Today In History - September 9
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1543 Mary Stuart at nine months old was crowned Queen of Scots; in 1839 John Herschel takes his first glass plate photograph; and in 1908 Orville Wright makes his first one hour airplane flight in Fort Myer, Va.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1543 - Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.
1776 - Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies)
1830 - Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ
1839 - John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
1861 - Nurse Sally Tompkins is officially commissioned as an officer (and its only woman officer) by the Confederate US Army
1862 - Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry
1908 - Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va.
1956 - Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show for the 1st time
1966 - The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1987 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter
1828 - Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
1887 - Alf (Alfred) Landon, (R-Ks) American politician and Presidential candidate (1932, 1936). Dies 1987