On This Day in History - March 9
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|What Happened On This Day In History - March 9|
1796 March 9
Napoleon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais.
1842 March 9
The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
1847 March 9
Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
1862 March 9
American Civil War: The USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
1916 March 9
Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
1925 March 9
Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
1944 March 9
The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
1957 March 9
A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
1959 March 9
The first Barbie doll was introduced at the American International Toy Fair.
1961 March 9
Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
1964 March 9
The first Ford Mustang rolls off the Ford assembly line.
1967 March 9
Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
1990 March 9
Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
2010 March 9
The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
2011 March 9
Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
2012 March 9
Polish mountaineers Adam Bielecki and Janusz Golab make the first winter ascent of Gasherbrum I.