On This Day

June 9, 1900 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot

Deaths in History

  • 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