What Happened on June 9

Historical Events

  • 68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
  • 721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
  • 1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
  • 1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
  • 1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks
  • 1997 British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
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Did You Know?

1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released

On June 9, 1934

Famous Weddings

  • 1660 French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • 1908 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)
  • 1936 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church
  • 1939 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (24) weds social worker Donna Lindsay
  • 1990 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

Famous Divorces

  • 1977 George & Patti Harrison divorce
  • 2009 Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces MLB outfielder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
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