On This Day

On This Day in History for July 9 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1981 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
  • 1981 Nintendo releases arcade game Donkey Kong in Japan (July 31 in the US)
  • 1982 Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
  • 1982 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
  • 1982 Michael Fagan breaks into Buckingham Palace and enters the Queen's bedroom in Buckingham Palace, London
  • 1984 12th Century York Minster damaged in lightning storm
  • 1985 South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong
  • 1986 Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
  • 1986 Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
  • 1986 The New Zealand parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older
  • 1987 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence

Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure Oliver North
Political Commentator and Iran-Contra Figure
Oliver North
  • 1988 Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR
  • 1989 Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others
  • 1992 Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
  • 1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)

  • 1994 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-18 lands after successful trip to Mir spacestation
  • 1995 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Former South African President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1996 US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage
  • 1999 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki
President of South Africa
Thabo Mbeki
  • 2006 At least 122 people killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions
  • 2011 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2014 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • 2014 Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people
  • 2014 Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
  • 2015 Chuck Blazer receives a lifetime ban from FIFA and all football related activity due to corruption

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

2017 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • 2017 Hundreds of thousands protest against the Turkish government at a rally in Istanbul, Turkey

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2018 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Abiy Ahmed
  • 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
  • 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]

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