March 9, the day Napoleon got married

Updated on Mar 09, 2005 10:26 AM IST

On this day in 1846, the Treaty of Lahore ended first Sikh War, whereby Britain gained additional territory.

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Today is March 9, the sixty ninth day of the year.
There are 296 days left in the year.

Highlights in history on this date:

1661 - Cardinal Mazarin dies in France and King Louis XIV begins personal rule.

1715 - Portugal ratifies Peace of Utrecht, ending its war with Spain.
1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte, the future emperor of France, marries Josephine de Beauharnais.

1822 - Artificial teeth are patented by Charles Graham of New York City.
1846 - Treaty of Lahore ends first Sikh War, whereby Britain gains additional territory.
1860
- After centuries of isolation and years of delicate negotiations, Japan establishes diplomatic relations with the United States. The event is marked by Japanese ambassador Niimi Buzennokami's arrival in San Francisco.

1905 - Japan defeats Russian forces at Mukden.
1916 - Mexican rebel Francisco Villa attacks Columbus, a town in the US state of New Mexico, setting off a punitive U.S. invasion of Mexico. It is the last time foreign troops invade the continental U.S.
1919 - Britain deports Egyptian independence leader Saad Zaghlul to Malta. Britain grants Egypt nominal independence in 1922.
1933 - Congress, called into special session by President Franklin Roosevelt, begins its 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.
1942 - Japanese complete conquest of Dutch island of Java in Indonesia during World War II.
1945 - U.S. B-29 bombers launch incendiary bomb attacks against Japan, killing 80,000 people and leaves one million homeless in Tokyo.
1959 - Unsuccessful army revolt ends in Mosul, Iraq.
1964 - Fighting breaks out in Ktima, Cyprus.
1969 - Lt. Gen. Moneim Riad, chief of staff of Egypt's armed forces, is killed during Israeli-Egyptian gun battle across Suez Canal.
1970 - United States declines to recognize new white-ruled Republic of Rhodesia, and closes consulate in that African nation.
1976 - Cable car plunges to ground near northern Italian city of Trento, killing 42 skiers.
1987 - Iran accuses Iraq of using chemical bombs in war.
1990 - Two Germanys begin preliminary reunification talks.
1992 - A demonstration against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and the war in Croatia gathers 50,000 people in Belgrade.
1994 - Irish Republican Army launches first of a series of mortar attacks on Heathrow Airport in London.
1995 - The United States and its allies sign a deal to supply North Korea with two nuclear reactors.
1996 - Socialist Jorge Sampaio is sworn in as Portugal's new president.
1997 - Albanian President Sali Berisha agrees to his biggest concession yet to quell the stubborn rebellion in southern Albania _ a broad coalition government and new elections.
1999 - In the first visit by an Iranian president to a Western nation since the 1979 revolution, Mohammad Khatami arrives in Italy for a three-day visit, including a visit with the pope.

2000 - Fire sweeps through a locked dormitory at a high school in the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu, killing 18 teenage girls and their supervisor.
2001 - Ethnic Albanian rebels attack Macedonian forces near a northern village, trapping senior government officials in a remote area despite U.S. moves to cut the flow of supplies to the insurgents from Kosovo.
2003 - Thai police say nearly 1,500 people were killed during a nationwide crackdown on methamphetamines.
2004 - Pakistan test-fires its most advanced missile, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead deep into archrival India. The launch of the Shaheen 2 from an undisclosed location in Pakistan with its 2,000-kilometer (1,250-mile) range is a vivid reminder of the fragile peace between the longtime enemies.

Today's Birthdays:
Amerigo Vespucci
, Italian explorer for whom America is named (1451-1512)
Mikey author, American author (1918--)
Ornette Coleman, U.S. jazz musician (1930--)
Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut, first man in space (1934-1968)
Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (1940-1994)
Charles Gibson, U.S. journalist (1943--)
Juliette Binoche, French actress (1964--)
Emmanuel Lewis, U.S. actor (1971--)

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