On this day… 9th September¬†

Here are some interesting events that happened on 9th September over the years. ūüėÄ

1543: Mary Queen of Scots is crowned at 9 months old… That’s a lot of nines! And how was a baby expected to rule a country?

1776 Congress officially renames the country as the United States of America (Was the United Colonies) 

1892 E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon

1908: let’s fly a plane!


1945 1st “bug” in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay & taped into the log (photo is of Grace and her computer, unfortunately you can’t see the bug)


1983: This is a very important date because I was born! ūüėÄ (happy birthday to me!)


(The photo is of me with my mum, grandma and grandad. I am the tiny one.)

1999: Lauryn Hill and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air win some music awards. (Note that the date here is 9/9/1999. I remember finding this date great fun to write on all of my schoolwork that day!) 

2001: these two playing each other in a tennis final as usual… (Don’t know who chose this photo of Serena, but it looks a bit scary to me!)

2015: well done Queenie ūüėÄ


These are just some of the interesting things that happened on 9th September over the years. You can find many more fun historical facts on this website: http://www.onthisday.com/events/september/9