December 9 In Pop Culture History

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1884 – The US patent (#308990) for ball-bearing roller skates, was issued to Levant M. Richardson.

1907 – Christmas Seals, an outreach from the American Lung association, went on sale for the first time, in the Wilmington, Delaware, post office.

1958 – In Indianapolis, the John Birch Society formed.

1960 – Coronation Street debuted on the BBC.

1960 – The Sperry Rand Corporation demonstrated the UNIVAC 1107 computer; the first to use thin film magnetic technology. The secret was the few millionths of an inch of iron-nickel alloy.

1965 – A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on CBS.

1972 – #1 Hit December 9, 1972 – December 15, 1972: Helen ReddyI Am Woman

1975 – President Gerald R. Ford signed a $2.3 billion loan authorization to prevent New York City from having to default on it’s debts.

1978 – #1 Hit December 9, 1978 – January 5, 1979: ChicLe Freak

1981 – Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner was shot dead. Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the murder.

1983 – Based on the 1932 film, Scarface, starring Al Pacino, was released in theaters.

1983 – Sudden Impact and Christine debuted in theaters.

1988 – Twins, Mississippi Burning and My Stepmother is an Alien were released in theaters.

1989 – #1 Hit December 9, 1989 – December 22, 1989: Billy JoelWe Didn’t Start the Fire

1992 – England’s : Prince Charles and Princess Diana formally announced their separation.

1993 – Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavor completed repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope.

2005 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Memoirs of a Geisha and Brokeback Mountain debuted in theaters.

2009 – A Russian SLBM RSM-56 Bulava failed mid-flight causing a very unusual light formation over Norway.

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