On This Day

Historical Events on July 9 (Part 2)

  • 2018 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

Historic Event

2018 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns after Theresa May takes a softer Brexit stance

Historic Event

2018 Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed officially end the "no war, no peace" peace deal made in 2000 in Eritrea's capital, Asmara

  • 2018 Train derailment kills 24 in the Turkish province of Tekirdag
  • 2018 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)
  • 2018 US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year
  • 2018 Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper buys Carolina Panthers for an NFL record $2.275 billion
  • 2019 Northern Ireland MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage and make abortion legal to bring it in line with rest of UK
  • 2019 Indian restaurateur "dosa king" P. Rajagopal finally begins his life sentence for organizing a murder, 15 years after he was convicted
  • 2020 McGirt v. Oklahoma, in landmark case US Supreme Court rules Congress had not disestablished Oklahoma Indian reserves
  • 2021 Death Valley, California, hits temperature of 130 degrees F (54.4 C), one of the highest temperatures ever recorded on earth [1]
  • 2021 June 2021 US's hottest June ever recorded in 127 years, average temperature 72.6 degrees F (4.2 degrees above average) [1]
  • 2021 British road cyclist Mark Cavendish wins NĂ®mes to Carcassonne stage 13 of the Tour de France for his record equalling 34th career stage victory; equals Eddy Merckx's mark