September 9

Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong dies

September 9, 1976

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  • Lesson 4: The New Order for "Greater East Asia"
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: The New Order for "Greater East Asia"

    For American diplomacy, the war against Japan was not just about the destruction of Japanese supremacy in the Pacific, China, and Southeast Asia. The ultimate issue was just what would replace Japan's imperial design of a "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." This lesson plan focuses on two major postwar problems—the future of China and (using French Indochina as a test case) the future of Western imperialism in Southeast Asia.

Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist and short story writer, born

September 9, 1828

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  • The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    The Magical World of Russian Fairy Tales

    Many children are familiar with Snow White's evil stepmother and her poisonous apple, Cinderella's fairy godmother, and the witch in the gingerbread house waiting to eat Hansel and Gretel for dinner. But have they met Baba Yaga, the old crone who is both wise and cruel, who lives in a house standing on chicken legs, and whose servants bring with them the day, sunset and the night? Baba Yaga, the iconic witch of Slavic fairy tales, is one of the characters students will meet in this journey through Russian fairy tales.

President Eisenhower signs first civil rights bill to pass Congress since Reconstruction into law

September 9, 1957