Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/May 9

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This is a list of selected May 9 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

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1092Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England, was consecrated. refimprove
1662 – The figure who later became Mr. Punch of the Punch and Judy show made his first recorded appearance in England. refimprove section
1671 – Irish-born Colonel Thomas Blood was caught trying to steal the English Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. refimprove section
1837 – The first Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women was held in New York City. missing page numbers
1873Panic of 1873: The Vienna Stock Exchange crashed, following two years of overexpansion in the German and Austro-Hungarian economies. refimprove section
1877 – Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Mihail Kogălniceanu made a speech in Parliament that declared Romania was discarding Ottoman suzerainty. primary sources
1904 – On a trip from Plymouth to London Paddington, the City of Truro reputedly became the first steam locomotive in Europe to travel in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h), although this was not verified by physical recording of speed. outdated, refimprove section
1946 – Italian King Victor Emmanuel III abdicated, hoping to influence the vote on a referendum to decide whether Italy should retain the monarchy or become a republic. multiple inline CN tags
1949Rainier III became Prince of Monaco, beginning a 56-year reign, which would make him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. unreferenced section (Ancestry)
1950French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented a proposal to place France's and West Germany's coal and steel industries under joint management, eventually leading to the founding of the European Union. Schuman: refimprove; Declaration: refimprove
1950Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard was first published, describing his self-improvement techniques known as Dianetics, which later became part of the wider subject of Scientology. original research, refimprove section
1955Kermit the Frog, the first and most famous Muppet by Jim Henson, made his debut on the television show Sam and Friends. unref section
1980MV Summit Venture collided with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge spanning Tampa Bay, collapsing the main span of the southbound bridge, which resulted in 35 deaths. refimprove section
2004Akhmad Kadyrov, the first President of the Chechen Republic, and about 30 others were killed by a bomb during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny. refimprove section
Gopal Krishna Gokhale |b|1866 missing page numbers
Billy Joel |b|1949 refimprove section
Victory Day in various Eastern European countries (1945); Many citations needed, uncited section
* 328Athanasius took office as Patriarch of Alexandria. Orange tagged for citations
* 1901 – The first Parliament of Australia opened in the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, exactly 26 years before it moved to Canberra's Provisional Parliament House, and exactly 87 years before it moved into the Parliament House also in Canberra. Numerous missing citations
* 1915World War I: British forces launched the Battle of Aubers, an offensive on the Western Front, as part of the larger Second Battle of Artois. Date not cited in article
* 2018 – The Barisan Nasional coalition, which had governed Malaysia since independence in 1957, was voted out of power. Orange tag for section with no citations

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May 9: Europe Day in the European Union; Liberation Day in the Channel Islands (1945)

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