September 9th

Queen Elizabeth becomes longest reigning British monarch. She broke the record set by Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837, and reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days.
List of monarchs in Britain by length of reign
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted 'You lie!' during President Barack Obama's speech to Congress on health care.
Joe Wilson (American politician)
Manuel Noriega's sentence in the United States ends. Manuel Noriega, former military ruler of Panama, was released after 17 years of imprisonment in the US. He was imprisoned on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering.
Manuel Noriega
The Boston Roman Catholic Archdiocese agreed to pay $85 million to 552 people to settle clergy sex abuse cases.
Settlements and bankruptcies in Catholic sex abuse cases
Unix Billennium is Celebrated. Unix time or Unix epoch, POSIX time or Unix timestamp, is a time system that measures the number of seconds since midnight UTC of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. At 01:46:40 UTC on October 9, 2001, Unix time reached the billionth second timestamp.
Unix time
Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Army's political ally, formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland's future.
Sinn Féin
The Palestine Liberation Organization agreed to recognize Israel's right to exist, and Israel agreed to recognize the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people.
Israel–Palestine Liberation Organization letters of recognition ...
Tajikistan Declares its Independence from the Soviet Union. The Central Asian country had been conquered by Russia in the late 19th century. In 1929, the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic was created as a constituent republic of the Soviet Union. Independence in 1991 came after the collapse of the USSR.
Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.
Mao Zedong
Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, N.Y., beginning a four-day siege that claimed 43 lives.
Timeline of 1960s counterculture
Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitched a perfect game in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Sandy Koufax
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction.
Civil Rights Act of 1957
Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Ed Sullivan Show
Kim Il-sung Establishes North Korea. After the Second World War, the Korean peninsula had been divided across the 38th parallel. The northern part was occupied by the Soviets while the south was occupied by the Americans. The Cold War impeded unification and on October 9, 1948, Kim Il-sung declared the creation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with the support of the USSR.
Kim Il-sung
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.
First fully mechanized unit in the British Army created - the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade (WWI).
Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade
President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president's child to be born in the White House.
Frances Folsom Cleveland Preston
California became the 31st state of the union.
State of California
Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College.
Proto-Indo-European religion
The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.
United States Declaration of Independence
Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea. King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.
Battle of Svolder