Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 9

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1092Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England, was consecrated. refimprove
1662 – The figure who later became Mr. Punch of the Punch and Judy show made his first recorded appearance in England. refimprove sections
1671 – Irish-born Colonel Thomas Blood was caught trying to steal the English Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. refimprove section
1837 – The first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women was held in New York City. refimprove
1873Panic of 1873: The Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following two years of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies. refimprove section
1904 – On a trip from Plymouth to London Paddington, the City of Truro reputedly became the first steam locomotive in Europe to travel in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h), although this was not verified by physical recording of speed. outdated, refimprove section
1946 – Italian King Victor Emmanuel III abdicated, hoping to influence the vote on a referendum to decide whether Italy should retain the monarchy or become a republic. multiple inline CN tags
1949Rainier III became Prince of Monaco, beginning a 56-year reign, which would make him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. unreferenced section (Ancestry)
1950French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented a proposal to place France's and West Germany's coal and steel industries under joint management, eventually leading to the founding of the European Union. Schuman: refimprove; Declaration: refimprove
1950Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard was first published, describing his self-improvement techniques known as Dianetics, which later became part of the wider subject of Scientology. original research, refimprove section
1980MV Summit Venture collided with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge spanning Tampa Bay, collapsing the main span of the southbound bridge, which resulted in 35 deaths. refimprove section
2004Akhmad Kadyrov, the first President of the Chechen Republic, and about 30 others were killed by a bomb during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny. refimprove section
Gopal Krishna Gokhale (b. 1866) missing page numbers
Billy Joel (b. 1949) refimprove section



May 9: Europe Day / Schuman Day in the European Union; Victory Day in various Eastern European countries; Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

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