Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/December 9

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This is a list of selected December 9 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Fête de l'Escalade in Switzerland refimprove, linkrot
; Army Day in Peru (1824) refimprove
Independence Day in Tanzania (1961) refimprove section
1425Pope Martin V issued a papal bull establishing what later became the Catholic University of Leuven, the largest, oldest and most prominent university in Belgium. unreferenced section
1824 – Forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeated a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, ending the Peruvian War of Independence. refimprove section, unreferenced section
1856Anglo-Persian War: Bushehr, a city on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf in present-day Iran, surrendered to occupying British forces. refimprove
1922Gabriel Narutowicz was elected as the first President of Poland by the Polish parliament. refimprove
1931 – The approval of the Spanish Constitution by the Constituent Cortes paved the way to the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic. unreferenced section
1946 – The Doctors' trial, the first of the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials, began to prosecute doctors who were allegedly involved in Nazi human experimentation during World War II. needs more footnotes
1958 – The John Birch Society, named after John Birch, an American missionary who was killed in China by communists, was founded to fight the perceived threat of communism in the United States. trivia
1960Coronation Street, the longest-running television soap opera in the United Kingdom, was first broadcast on ITV. plot summary too long, unreferenced section
1961Tanganyika gained independence from Britain before becoming part of Tanzania three years later. multiple issues, short
1965A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first television adaptation of Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts, was broadcast for the first time. unreferenced section
1990Lech Wałęsa became the first person elected President of Poland in a direct presidential election after the collapse of communism across Eastern Europe. appears on August 14


December 9

The first computer mouse
The first computer mouse

Nasr ibn Sayyar (d. 748) · Fritz Haber (b. 1868) · Lilias Armstrong (d. 1937)

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