On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1978 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
  • 1979 Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
  • 1979 Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
  • 1980 Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth

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1982 General Efraín Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala

Dictator and President of Guatemala Efraín Ríos Montt
Dictator and President of Guatemala
Efraín Ríos Montt
  • 1982 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
  • 1983 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1983 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1984 Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with "Time After Time"
  • 1984 "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
  • 1984 NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
  • 1984 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
  • 1985 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
  • 1985 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
  • 1986 Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
  • 1986 Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol

  • 1988 US Attorney General Edwin Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
  • 1989 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
  • 1991 Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
  • 1993 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • 1993 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • 1993 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993 "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993) premieres
  • 1993 Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
  • 1994 "Hudsucker Proxy" premieres in Germany
  • 1994 5.6 earthquake strikes southern Mexico
  • 1994 Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)
  • 1995 "The Brady Bunch Movie" based on the 1970s TV series premieres in UK
  • 1995 Congo (1995) premieres in USA
  • 1995 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • 1995 Killer (1994) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Kiss of Death (1995) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Man of the House (1995) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Neak Sre (1993) premieres in UK

  • 1995 Party Girl (1995) premieres in USA
  • 1995 Smoke (1995) premieres in USA
  • 1997 British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong expires

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1998 Abdulsalami Abubakar succeeds Sani Abacha as military President of Nigeria

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • 1999 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
  • 2002 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio: Fuzzy Zoeller wins his only Champions Tour title by strokes ahead of runners-up Hale Irwin and Bobby Wadkins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 2009 Brazil officially enters recession
  • 2010 Hungary comes out of recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • 2010 Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • 2012 Burma (Myanmar) riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses
  • 2012 It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks
  • 2013 67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win

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2013 Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2016 World Health Organisation advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus
  • 2016 Successful attempts to turn CO2 gases into stone underground in Iceland published in the journal "Science"

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2016 Elizabeth Warren formally endorses Hillary Clinton for president

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2019 Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city
  • 2019 1st UEFA Nations League Final, Porto: Guedes scores as Portugal win inaugural tournament final, 1-0 over the Netherlands
  • 2019 General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling military generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association
  • 2019 95 people killed in attack on Dogon village Sobame Da in central Mali by suspected Fulani group
  • 2019 Former Boston Red Socks star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic

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