On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 2018

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 4 more boys are rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped there with 8 others and their coach for 17 days by monsoon flooding (4 boys and their coach remain)
  • Bright pink is the world's oldest biological colour according to scientists, produced by tiny cyanobacteria in 1.1bn-year-old marine shale rock from Taoudeni basin, Mauritania
  • Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed offically end the "no war, no peace" peace deal made in 2000 in Eritrea's capital, Asmara
  • Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jeremy Hunt becomes UK Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson's resignation

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • Train derailment kills 24 in the Turkish province of Tekirdag
  • UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns after Theresa May takes a softer Brexit stance
  • US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

US President Donald Trump names Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Hans G√ľnter Winkler, German equestrian (5 x Olympic gold 1956 [2], 60, 64, 72), dies at 91
  • Lord Carrington [Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington], British conservative politician, former British Foreign Secretary (1979-82) and NATO Secretary General (1984-8), dies at 99