Today In History; September 9

1493 – Ottoman Empire forces defeated the Croatian army at the Battle of Krbava Field.

1739 – The Stono Rebellion, at the time the largest slave rebellion in the Thirteen Colonies of British America, erupted near Charleston, South Carolina.

1969 – Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 collided in mid-air with a Piper PA-28 Cherokee flown by a student pilot near Fairland, Indiana, US, destroying both planes and killing all occupants.

1990 – Sri Lankan Civil War: The Sri Lankan Army massacred at least 184 Tamil refugees in the Batticaloa District.

2009 – The Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula and the world's longest fully automated metro network, was ceremonially inaugurated at 9:09:09 PM.

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