On This Day: March 09th

This is 69th day of the year and 297 days remain in the year.

in history
Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the revolution.
The Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad slaves were free.
The first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.
The special session of Congress known as the "100 days" opened, launching FDR's New Deal.
U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.
March 09 Birthdays
Leland Stanford1824–1893, American Railroad Builder.
Yuri Gagarincosmonaut
Raul Juliaactor
Bobby Fischerchess player
Victoria Mary Sackville-Westwriter

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