History & Quotes / Knowledge

Other Notable Events for October 9

On this date in history:

In 1888, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., was opened to the public.

In 1934, King Alexander of Yugoslavia was assassinated by a Croatian terrorist during a state visit to France.

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Notable Birthdays for October 9

Those born on this date include:

- French composer Camille Saint-Saens in 1835
- French officer Alfred Dreyfus, who was accused of treason, in 1859
- Charles Rudolph Walgreen, drugstore chain founder, in 1873
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Astronomy

Today is Thursday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2014 with 83 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.