On this day: 9 March
(09 Mar 2017)


On This Day: 9 March

We take a look at some of the monumental and interesting things which have occurred on 9 March.

Barbie in stores
The most popular toy for young girls Barbie, made her instore debut on 9 March 1959 at the American Toy Fair in New York. Since then over a billion have been sold worldwide. Barbie was the first doll produced with adult features.
Death of Notorious B.I.G.
Christopher “Notorious B.I.G” Wallace aka Biggie Smalls, aka Big Poppa, was shot and killed at a stop light in Los Angles, in 1997. Many believe his death was related to the death of rival rapper Tupac Shakur who had been killed 6 months earlier in Los Vegas. Biggie Smalls and Tupac were seen as the rap poets of their generation.

Radioactive waste in Japan
In 1985 a Japanese atomic power company plant in Tsuruga, leaked radioactive waste and exposed 59 workers to radiation. 16 tons of waste spilled into Wakasa Bay, and the directors in charge of the plant failed to inform the public in time.
Flabba’s Death
Nkululeko Hadebi, better known as music group Skwatta Camps’s Flabba was stabbed to death by his then girlfriend in 2015. Habedi died from a stab wound to the chest in the early hours of the morning at his home in Alexandra‚ Johannesburg.

Death of George Burns
The legendary comedian George Burns died in 1996 at the age 100 in his Beverly Hills home in California. Burns married his comedic partner Gracie Allen in 1926, whom he had worked with since 1922. In 1950 the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show debuted on television and was one of the top ranked shows for almost a decade.

George Burns

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