Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for the 09. October 2019:
41st calendar week, 282nd day of the year
Still 83 days to the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nameday: Claudio, Emmanuel, Johannes
2018 - The administrative court Berlin obliges the city to impose driving bans on diesel vehicles on several roads until the end of June 2019.
2009 - The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 goes to Barack Obama. The US President receives the award for his commitment to "strengthening international diplomacy".
2004 - The first presidential election in the history of Afghanistan ends with the victory of interim President Hamid Karzai.
1989 - More than 70,000 people demonstrate peacefully in Leipzig, chanting "We are the people". The Monday demonstrations, which began in September, ushered in the political change in the GDR.
1964 - ZDF starts the quiz show "Vergißmeinnicht", which is directly linked to the first broadcast of the program "Aktion Sorgenkind".
1949 - In Greece, the Communists decide to abandon the task of armed struggle. This ends the raging civil war since 1946.
1934 - King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou fall victim to an assassination in Marseille.
1874 - In Bern, 22 states, at the initiative of the German Heinrich von Stephan, found the Allgemeine Postverein, from which the Universal Postal Union emerged in 1878.
1807 - In the course of the Prussian reforms carried out by the imperial baron from and to the Stein, serfdom and hereditary behavior of the peasants are abolished.
1964 - Guillermo del Toro (55), Mexican director and author (Oscar 2018 as Best Director for "Shape of Water")
1944 - John Entwistle, British rock musician, bass player of the group The Who ("My Generation"), d. 2002
1939 - Nicholas Grimshaw (80), British architect («Ludwig-Erhard-Haus» in Berlin)
1879 - Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 1914, died 1960
1859 - Alfred Dreyfus, French captain, falsely condemned in 1894 in an anti-Semitic trial for treason in favor of Germany ("Dreyfus Affair"), fully rehabilitated in 1906, d. 1935
2009 - Horst Szymaniak, German footballer, 43-times international, World Cup participants 1958 and 1962, born. 1934
1974 - Oskar Schindler, German entrepreneur, rescues more than 1,000 Jews from the extermination camp during the Nazi regime, filmed in "Schindler's List" by Steven Spielberg, b. 1908