Events in History on June 9

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68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
  • 641 Arabic/Islamic army contrasts with the Hippo over Alexandria
  • 721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse
  • 922 French republic chooses Robert I, King of France

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1075 Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen

Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV
Holy Roman Emperor
Henry IV
  • 1310 Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
  • 1456 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1525 Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
  • 1529 Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons
  • 1531 Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

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1534 Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
  • 1549 England enforces Act of Supremacy
  • 1572 Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland
  • 1628 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Massachusetts
  • 1650 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.
  • 1720 Sweden and Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
  • 1732 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
  • 1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
  • 1752 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly, India
  • 1772 1st Protestant church west of Pennsylvania (in Ohio) holds communion
  • 1772 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1784 John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
  • 1789 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
  • 1790 1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
  • 1802 US Academy at West Point founded
  • 1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set
  • 1822 Charles Graham patents false teeth
  • 1851 San Francisco Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)
  • 1856 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts
  • 1860 1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens
  • 1862 Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp
  • 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)
  • 1864 Battle of Big Shanty, Georgia
  • 1864 Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha)
  • 1865 Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi
  • 1868 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
  • 1869 Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Philadelphia)
  • 1870 Washington: Presdent Grant meets with Sioux chief Red Cloud
  • 1873 Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days

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1891 French painter Paul Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • 1898 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • 1900 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.
  • 1902 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia)
  • 1906 Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3

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1908 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

  • 1909 Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days
  • 1910 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)

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1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan

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1915 US President Woodrow Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1919 General steel strike in France

  • 1919 Red Army captures Ufa
  • 1922 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University
  • 1923 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • 1923 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown
  • 1928 Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane
  • 1929 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1930 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

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1930 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone

1stHistoric Invention

1931 First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1933 Spanish president Zamora takes power
  • 1935 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.

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1940 General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940 Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
  • 1941 Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
  • 1941 Archbishop De Young bans priests cooperating with Rijks radio
  • 1942 Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government
  • 1942 German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe

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1942 Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice, which had been implicated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi controller of Bohemia and Moravia, to “teach the Czechs a final lesson of subservience and humility”

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1943 "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized
  • 1944 Soviet offensive in Carelia, Finland
  • 1945 "Gruesome Twosome" premieres in USA
  • 1945 -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo
  • 1946 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • 1946 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest

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1946 Bhumibol Adulyadej becomes King of Thailand after the death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 1946 NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader
  • 1949 Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
  • 1953 South African premier D. F. Malan visits Netherlands
  • 1953 Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless)

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1954 Joseph Welch asks US Senator Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" during Senate-Army hearings

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • 1955 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • 1957 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).
  • 1958 "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1

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1958 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1959 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
  • 1960 Typhoon Mary in China kills at least 1,600
  • 1962 "Bill of Hare" premieres in USA
  • 1965 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • 1967 Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • 1967 Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
  • 1968 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
  • 1969 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • 1970 Argentine military junta under lt gen Lanusse ousts President Ongania
  • 1970 Harry A Blackmun sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • 1971 Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
  • 1972 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237
  • 1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
  • 1972 In a show of support for Iraq, OPEC moves to prevent companies whose interests were nationalized in Iraq from increasing production elsewhere
  • 1975 Fire in prison hospital at Sanford, Florida, kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard
  • 1975 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time
  • 1975 Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • 1977 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
  • 1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

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1978 Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, the first book produced using the printing press, (1 of 21 complete versions) sells for $2.4 million, London

  • 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
  • 1982 General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself President of Guatemala
  • 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 Donald Duck's 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
  • 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 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.
  • 2006 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.
  • 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

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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