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Monday, December 9, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty
  • 1949 - NFL merges Cleve Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
  • 1951 - Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wrttemberg, W Germ
  • 1953 - General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
  • 1953 - Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • 1954 - Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Swed Royal Music Acad
  • 1957 - 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
  • 1958 - Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
  • 1960 - 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
  • 1961 - "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
  • 1961 - "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs
  • 1961 - SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
  • 1961 - Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania
  • 1961 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
  • 1962 - "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
  • 1962 - Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
  • 1963 - Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
  • 1963 - Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
  • 1965 - "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres
  • 1965 - Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
  • 1965 - Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium
  • 1967 - Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
  • 1967 - Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in White House
  • 1967 - Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania
  • 1968 - KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 - Dutch Antilles: govt of Petronia falls
  • 1971 - Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court