This Day in History :: 09 August
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09 August 1965 : Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
09 August 1965 : Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)
09 August 1964 : 1st Rolling Stones concert in the Netherlands
09 August 1964 : Bunning continues pitching perfectly to New York Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
09 August 1963 : Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
09 August 1961 : James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
09 August 1960 : Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
09 August 1957 : 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: New York Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
09 August 1956 : 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
09 August 1956 : South African women demonstrate against pass laws
09 August 1953 : Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired
09 August 1952 : General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
09 August 1951 : Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
09 August 1950 : Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
09 August 1946 : 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night









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