This Day in History :: 09 August
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09 August 1841 : Erie boat in Buffalo New York catches fire; 242 die
09 August 1832 : King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria
09 August 1831 : 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
09 August 1830 : Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
09 August 1829 : "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
09 August 1803 : 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
09 August 1790 : Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry US flag around the world
09 August 1778 : Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
09 August 1757 : English Ft William Henry, NY, surrenders to French and Indians troops
09 August 1726 : Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
09 August 1673 : Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures New York
09 August 1673 : Dutch recapture New York from English; regained by English in 1674
09 August 1655 : Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
09 August 1638 : Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
09 August 1596 : Henry van Cuyk becomes Bishop of Roermond









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