Historical Events on June 9

Events 1 - 200 of 258

Event of interestEvent of Interest

68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 641 Arabic/Islamic army contrasts with the Hippo over Alexandria
  • 721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
  • 922 French republic chooses Robert I, King of France

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1075 Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1310 Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
  • 1456 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1525 Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
  • 1529 Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons
  • 1531 Pope Clemens VII & Francois I sign secret treaty against Karel V

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1534 Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
  • 1549 England enforces Act of Supremacy
  • 1572 Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland
  • 1628 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass
  • 1650 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
  • 1720 Sweden & Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1732 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • 1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
  • 1752 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
  • 1772 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
  • 1772 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
  • 1784 John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
  • 1789 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • 1790 1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
  • 1802 US Academy at West Point founded
  • 1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
  • 1822 Charles Graham patents false teeth
  • 1851 SF Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)
  • 1856 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
  • 1860 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
  • 1862 Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp
  • 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, VA (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)
  • 1864 Battle of Big Shanty, GA
  • 1864 Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha)
  • 1865 Battle of Grand Gulf, MS
  • 1868 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
  • 1869 Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Philadelphia)
  • 1870 Washington: Pres Grant meets with Sioux chief Red Cloud
  • 1873 Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days.
  • 1877 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46
  • 1883 17th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard George Kinney wins in 2:42.5
  • 1887 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
  • 1888 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
  • 1890 Opera "Robin Hood" premieres in Chicago
  • 1891 Painter Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti
  • 1892 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
  • 1898 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • 1898 38th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 307 at Prestwick Golf Club

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1899 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1900 In China, Boxers destroy the race course in Peking, a few miles from the legations and the center and symbol of diplomatic social life and Western privilege.
  • 1901 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • 1902 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia)
  • 1905 45th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 318 at St Andrews
  • 1906 Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3

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1908 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

  • 1909 Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days
  • 1910 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1914 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1915 US President Woodrow Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1919 General steel strike in France
  • 1919 Red Army captures Ufa
  • 1922 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.
  • 1923 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
  • 1923 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • 1923 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown
  • 1924 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton
  • 1928 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
  • 1928 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane
  • 1929 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1930 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931 1st rocket-powered aircraft design patented (Robert Goddard)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1931 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon
  • 1933 Spanish president Zamora takes power

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1934 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
  • 1934 38th US Golf Open: Olin Dutra shoots a 293 at Merion Cricket Club PA
  • 1934 66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2
  • 1935 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • 1936 Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA
  • 1940 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940 Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
  • 1941 Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
  • 1941 Archbishop De Young bans priests cooperating with Rijks radio
  • 1942 Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government
  • 1942 German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942 Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”.

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1943 "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized
  • 1944 Soviet offensive in Carelia
  • 1945 "Gruesome Twosome" premieres in USA
  • 1945 -10] Australian troops lands in Brunei Bay North-Borneo
  • 1945 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr wins in 2:07

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1946 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • 1946 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1946 Bhumibol Adulyadej becomes King of Thailand after the death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1946 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1946 NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader
  • 1948 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
  • 1951 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1953 "Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1953 South African premier D. F. Malan visits Netherlands
  • 1953 Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 Joseph Welch asks US Senator Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" during Senate-Army hearings

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1955 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle, Washington
  • 1955 Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
  • 1956 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • 1957 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).
  • 1958 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1959 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
  • 1960 ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract
  • 1960 Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
  • 1961 Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
  • 1962 "Bill of Hare" premieres in USA
  • 1962 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
  • 1962 Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • 1963 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • 1963 Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1963 Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

  • 1965 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • 1966 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
  • 1967 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • 1967 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • 1967 Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1968 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
  • 1968 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1968 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • 1969 Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
  • 1969 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • 1970 Argentine milt junta under lt-gen Lanusse drives out pres Ongania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1970 Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 1971 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1972 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237
  • 1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
  • 1972 In a show of support for Iraq, OPEC moves to prevent companies whose interests were nationalized in Iraq from increasing production elsewhere
  • 1973 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years
  • 1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic

Music concertMusic Concert

1974 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Eric Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1975 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
  • 1975 Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla)
  • 1975 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time
  • 1975 Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • 1977 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
  • 1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks
  • 1978 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1978 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1978 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • 1979 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
  • 1979 Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
  • 1979 Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st & last time
  • 1979 Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1980 Phillies & SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
  • 1980 Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth
  • 1982 General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
  • 1982 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • 1983 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1983 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1983 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • 1984 "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
  • 1984 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • 1984 Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times"
  • 1984 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • 1984 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • 1984 NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • 1984 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1985 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • 1985 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
  • 1985 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
  • 1985 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)
  • 1985 84th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-7, 7-5)
  • 1986 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn
  • 1986 Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
  • 1986 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • 1986 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
  • 1988 "Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany
  • 1988 Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • 1989 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 1989 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
  • 1990 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2
  • 1990 FIFA World Cup: Czechoslovakia beats USA 5-1 in World Cup match

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1990 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1990 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1991 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
  • 1991 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI