Historical Events for 9th December 2019

1640 – Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1894 – Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
1922 – 1st Australasian Championships Women’s Tennis, Sydney: Margaret Molesworth wins inaugural title; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 6-3, 10-8
1926 – USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1935 – Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.
1975 – Iraq completes nationalization by taking over the BP, CFP, and Shell shares of the Basrah Petroleum Company
1984 – Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1992 – NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, and white for the 1992-93 season
1992 – Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1993 – “My Fair Lady” opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances

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