Friday, September 9, 2011

This Day in History: September 9

-Washington, D.C. is named after President George Washington, 1791

-Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist, is born, 1828

-California is admitted as the 31st U.S. state, 1850

-In Canada, the Official Languages Act makes the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal Government, 1969

-Mao Zedong, Chinese Communist leader, dies, 1976

-The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state, 1993

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