Damascus, SANA- Today in History Sept. 9th:
1087- William II, commonly known as William Rufus, succeeds to the throne of England.
1513- The Battle of Flodden between Scotland and England.
1739- Stono Rebellion begins in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies.
1791- The US capital officially named after George Washington, the first president of the United States.
1827-The Egyptian fleet under the command of Ibrahim Pasha reaches the port of Navarino, Greece.
1842- Declaration of French protectorate over Tahiti.
1867- The independence of Luxemburg.
1876- The first edition of Egyptian al-Ahram newspaper published.
1882-The Battle of Tel el-Kebir erupts between the Egyptian army led by Ahmed Urabi and the British troops.
1948-The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) founded.
1973- Cuba cuts its diplomatic relations with the Israeli occupation.
1999- Declaring the establishment of the African Union in Sirte, Libya.
1922- Hans Georg Dehmelt, German-born American physicist who shared one-half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1989.
1949- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
1513-James IV, King of Scotland.
1941- Hans Spemann, a German embryologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1935.
– Independence Day in Tajikistan.