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

Events in History

Events 101 - 147 of 147

  • 1976 Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
  • 1976 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
  • 1978 American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
  • 1978 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Washington, D.C. for ERA
  • 1979 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1979 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
  • 1979 A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.

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1980 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
  • 1981 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
  • 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
  • 1987 Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
  • 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 Soyuz TM-19 lands
  • 1995 US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce

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

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

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
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

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2018 US President 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

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

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson
  • 2018 Jeremy Hunt becomes UK Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson's resignation
  • 2018 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
  • 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

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