9 September It Happened Today
1087 Death of King William I of England.
1513 Scottish and English forces meet at the Battle of Flodden Field.
1585 Birth of French statesman Cardinal de Richelieu.
1901 Death of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
1941 Birth of American singer Otis Redding.
1976 Death of Chinese leader Mao Tse-tung.
1978 Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova defects to the west.