Historical Events for 9th March 2023

1741 – British fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
1914 – Hendrikus Colijn appointed as director of Bataafsche Petroleum Co
1923 – Amsterdam taxi strike ends
1959 – Barbie makes her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. Over a billion have been sold worldwide since.
1959 – The Coasters’ single “Charlie Brown” peaks at #2 on the Billboard Top 100
1963 – Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe and Chris Montez
1986 – Gilbert Perreault of the Buffalo Sabres becomes the 12th NHLer to score 500 career goals, in a 4-3 win over New Jersey Devils
1989 – Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
1994 – IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London’s Heathrow Airport
1996 – NASA space shuttle STS-75 (Columbia 19) lands

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