On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1900

Historical Events

  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot

Famous Deaths

  • Birsa Munda, Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader and folk hero of the Munda tribe who led an uprising in Bengal against the British Raj, dies in jail awaiting trial at 24
1900 Highlights

About June 9, 1900

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini