Today in History: May 9th

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Some of the historical events that took place on May 09, in the last five years:

2014

Vladimir Putin visits Crimea today for the first time since annexing the region; the visit coincides with a holiday celebrating the U.S.S.R. victory in the Second World War

2014
The NBA names business executive Dick Parsons as acting CEO of the L.A. Clippers; owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from contact with the Clippers or the NBA after he made racist remarks; the NBA plans to attempt a forced sale of the team

2013
A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February, 2013, stole $45 million

2013
Australia’s government plans to hold a referendum to recognize local government in its constitution; the referendum will coincide with the country’s federal election taking place September 14, 2013

2012

India puts an end to a plan to re-introduce cheetahs to the country with shipments from Africa

2012
Imprisoned Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is moved to a hospital after a political compromise, ending her hunger strike

2011

The U.S. Texas Senate approves amended legislation allowing students in Texas to carry handguns on campus

2011

An investigation is launched by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gillani to determine how bin Laden lived undetected in Abbottabad

2010
Somali pirates seize a German-owned tanker, MS Marida Marguerite, off the coast of Somalia

Source: brainyhisory.com

Compiled by: SELLWANE KHAKHAU