October 9 in history


On October 9:

1003 Leif Erikson landed in L’Anse aux Meadows, Canada, becoming the first known European to reach North America.

1201 Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne was born.

1911 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer, was born.

1937 Brian Blessed, English actor, was born.

1942 Australia ratified the Statute of Westminster 1931 formalised its autonomy.

 1967 Ernesto “Che” Guevara was executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

Ernesto “Che” Guevara

1967 The six o’clock swill ended.

1986 The musical The Phantom of the Opera was frist performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.


Sourced from NZ History Online and Wikipedia.

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