On This Day🌄 August9

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

National Women's Day in South Africa

1877 – Nez Perce War: Both Nez Perce and United States Army sides suffered numerous casualties as they fought to a stalemate in the Battle of the Big Hole.

1914 – World War I: France launched its first attack of the war in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to recover the province of Alsace from Germany.

1960 – The region of South Kasai seceded from the Republic of the Congo.

1965 – Malaysia expelled the state of Singapore (flag pictured) from its federation due to heated ideological conflict between their respective ruling parties.

2014 – A white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri killed an 18-year-old African-American male, resulting in widespread protests and unrest.