Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 9

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This is a list of selected October 9 anniversaries that appears on 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 soon will 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 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled October 9, 2018 featured article or the October 9, 2018 featured picture.

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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Independence Day in Uganda (1962); refimprove/unreferenced sections, needs expansion
1237James I of Aragon entered Valencia and established the Kingdom of Valencia. refimprove, date not cited
1446 – Scholars in the court of Sejong the Great promulgated the new Korean alphabet, now known as Hangul. needs copyediting
1514Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII of England, became queen consort of France. trivia, unreferenced section
1635Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he spoke out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land. date not in article, refimprove section
1701 – The Collegiate School of Connecticut, later renamed Yale University, was chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, U.S. refimprove section
1831Ioannis Kapodistrias, the Greek head of state and the founder of Greek independence, was assassinated in Nafplion. unreferenced section
1845Anglican priest John Henry Newman, who wished to return the Church of England to many Catholic beliefs, was formally received into the Roman Catholic Church. refimprove section
1919 – In Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, five games to three, over the Chicago White Sox, whose players were later found to have lost intentionally. refimprove section
1963 – A landslide displaced large amounts of water from the Vajont Dam in northern Italy, causing waves and floods that quickly swept away several villages and killed almost 2,000 people. lots of CN tags
1970 – The Khmer Republic, headed by General Lon Nol and Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak, was proclaimed in Cambodia. refimprove various paragraphs
1983South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan survived an assassination attempt in Rangoon, Burma. unreferenced section
2006 – North Korea conducted a nuclear test, reportedly near Kilchu, with an explosive force of less than one kiloton, that was condemned and denounced by many countries and the United Nations Security Council. refimprove section



October 9: Hangul Day in South Korea (1446); Leif Erikson Day in the United States

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

Camille Saint-Saëns (b. 1835) · Rockin' Robin (b. 1964) · Mona Best (d. 1988)

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