Historical Events on July 9

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  • 455 Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 660 Battle of Hwangsanbeol: At Nonsan, China a 50,000 strong Silla force led by general Kim Yu-shin annihilate the army of Baekje and kill their leader general Gyebaek.
  • 711 Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain
  • 1357 Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
  • 1371 Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1386 Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria

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1401 Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000

Turkic Conqueror Tamerlane
Turkic Conqueror
  • 1517 Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen

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1536 French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1541 Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.
  • 1553 Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
  • 1553 Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, proclaimed Queen of England,succeeding Edward VI, who proclaimed his half-sisters illegitimate. Reigns for nine days.
  • 1572 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
  • 1609 Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
  • 1672 William III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
  • 1686 Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
  • 1755 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
  • 1755 British General Edward Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
  • 1766 British premier Rockingham resigns

AgreementUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)

  • 1780 Denmark declares neutrality
  • 1790 Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
  • 1795 James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt
  • 1800 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US

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1807 Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1810 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1815 1st natural gas well in US is discovered

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1815 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
  • 1815 Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain
  • 1835 St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
  • 1842 Notary Stamp Law passes
  • 1846 Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
  • 1846 The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.
  • 1852 Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal, Canada
  • 1853 Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan
  • 1860 Temperature hits 115°F in Ft Scott & 112°F in Topeka Kansas
  • 1862 Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky
  • 1863 R Morgan's: Indiana [->JUL 13]
  • 1863 Union troops enter Port Hudson
  • 1864 Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400

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1867 An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone
  • 1868 1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
  • 1869 Corncob pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
  • 1872 Doughnut cutter patents by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
  • 1876 Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC
  • 1877 First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
  • 1878 An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
  • 1891 8th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-1)
  • 1891 15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0)

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1893 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • 1900 The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons
  • 1904 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
  • 1908 CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
  • 1910 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
  • 1914 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
  • 1915 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
  • 1916 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany

CommunicationHMS Vanguard Disaster

1917 British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804

  • 1918 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn
  • 1918 US Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal (not to be confused with other countries' decorations of the same name)
  • 1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute

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1926 Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1926 Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
  • 1927 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia
  • 1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • 1932 Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
  • 1932 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • 1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1934 SS-Reichsfuehrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
  • 1937 72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links
  • 1939 A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
  • 1940 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1940 German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
  • 1941 Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees
  • 1943 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
  • 1943 British air raid sinks U-435
  • 1944 In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
  • 1944 U-740 sunk by depth charges from a British Liberator aircraft
  • 1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
  • 1947 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten

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1947 Spain votes for Franco monarchy

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1948 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
  • 1949 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres
  • 1949 78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • 1950 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)

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1951 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1953 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
  • 1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
  • 1954 83rd British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • 1955 First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
  • 1955 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
  • 1955 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week

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1955 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

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1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1957 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
  • 1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
  • 1958 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
  • 1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
  • 1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • 1960 89th British Golf Open: Kel Nagle shoots a 278 at St Andrews
  • 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island

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1962 Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1963 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve

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1963 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1963 Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
  • 1965 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
  • 1965 John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
  • 1965 Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH

Sport awardGolf Major

1966 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

  • 1967 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • 1967 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
  • 1968 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
  • 1968 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times
  • 1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
  • 1970 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn

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1971 Henry Kissinger visits People's Republic of China

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger

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1972 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1972 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase (46 63 63 46 75)
  • 1972 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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1972 Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful, Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • 1972 Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast.
  • 1972 The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end
  • 1973 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel

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1974 Pierre Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • 1975 The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
  • 1976 England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
  • 1976 Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
  • 1976 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
  • 1977 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
  • 1978 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • 1978 American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
  • 1978 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 1978 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Washington, D.C. for ERA
  • 1979 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1979 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
  • 1979 A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

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1980 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
  • 1980 Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
  • 1981 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
  • 1982 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • 1982 Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom
  • 1984 12th Century York Minster damaged in lightning storm
  • 1984 Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
  • 1985 South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong
  • 1986 Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • 1986 Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
  • 1986 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1986 The New Zealand parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older
  • 1987 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
  • 1987 Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
  • 1988 Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR

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1988 Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

Composer Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet

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1988 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • 1989 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)
  • 1989 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1989 Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
  • 1990 104th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)

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1990 Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • 1991 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1991 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

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1991 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1991 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • 1992 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • 1994 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • 1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-19 lands
  • 1995 "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • 1995 109th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker (67 62 64 62)
  • 1995 Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • 1995 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

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1995 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1996 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • 1996 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
  • 1996 US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage
  • 1997 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband

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1997 Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Evander Holyfield
  • 1999 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
  • 2000 107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)
  • 2000 114th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Pat Rafter (6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2) winning his 13th Grand Slam tennis title
  • 2000 Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 2001 115th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Goran Ivanišević beats Pat Rafter (6-3 3-6 6-3 2-6 9-7)
  • 2002 The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.
  • 2002 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
  • 2006 At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers on board veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions.
  • 2006 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats France 5-3 on penalties for football's 18th World Cup in Berlin
  • 2006 120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3)

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2009 Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2011 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2014 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • 2014 Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people
  • 2014 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • 2015 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams