9 May It Happened Today

1800  Birth of American campaigner for the abolition of slavery, John Brown.

1805  Death of German poet Friedrich Schiller.

1903  Death of French painter Paul Gauguin.

1904  Death of British explorer Henry Morton Stanley.

1972  Israeli forces storm a hijacked jet at Jerusalem.  Palestinian Black September terrorists had been holding 92 hostages.

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