9th December

The events happened on 9th December are :

1990 : Lech Wałęsa elected president of Poland : On this day in 1990, Lech Wałęsa—who had led Solidarity, Poland's first independent trade union, and had received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1983—won Poland's first direct presidential election by a landslide.

1998 : The United Nations General Assembly declared anti-Semitism a form of racism.

1990 : Slobodan Milošević was reelected president of Serbia at the head of the Socialist Party, formerly the League of Communists of Serbia (LCS).

1961 : Tanganyika became independent, with Julius Nyerere as its first prime minister, and in 1964 the territory united with the island of Zanzibar to form Tanzania.

1958 : The John Birch Society was founded in the United States by Robert H.W. Welch, Jr.

1824 : Revolutionary forces under the leadership of Venezuelan Antonio José de Sucre defeated the Spanish royal army at the Battle of Ayacucho.

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