On this day in History 9 December
2005: "Brokeback Mountain" film released, directed by Ang Lee, starring Heath Ledger.
2008: Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes.
2012: Juan Manuel Márquez knocks out Manny Pacquiao in round six for the WBO light welterweight title.
2013: Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears.
2015: German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
2016: South Korean MPs vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
2017: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill.
2017: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory over the Islamic State.
2018: Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers breaks Tom Brady's NFL record with his 359th straight pass.
2019: Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include.