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Today in History: March 9

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Francis Edward Bruce, a botched surgery and the Wonder of the Seas. See what events took place on this day in history.






NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On this day in Bahamian history, in 1912 – Francis Edward Bruce was born.

Bruce was a british lawyer, judge, diplomat and administrator and was last governor and commander-in-chief of the colony of the Bahama Islands.

He was also the first governor when the colony’s new constitution came into effect on May 10th, 1969.

The Bahamas historical society notes he was the last surviving governor of the Bahama Islands when he died on March 24th, 2013.

On March 9th, 2012 – a Southern Air charter made a crash landing shortly after 2PM at the Deadman’s Cay airport in Long Island.

Then in 2016, an American man treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital appeared in a Fox News interview sharing a horror story of his experience claiming he had a botched surgery after having his appendix removed.

At the time, Dr. Duane sands branded the account inaccurate.

And, finally, on this day, in 2022, with a capacity of 7,000 passengers, the world’s largest cruise ship – the Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas – docked at the Port of Nassau in its inaugural voyage.

It was the fifth ship in the Oasis class to come to The Bahamas.