On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1898

Historical Events

Sports History

British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr

  • China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • Second Convention of Peking leases the "New Territories" of Hong Kong to United Kingdom for 99 years rent-free, expiring on 30 June 1997

Famous Birthdays

  • Curzio Malaparte [Kurt E. Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)
1898 Highlights

About June 9, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini