Events in History on June 9

Roman Empire

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

  • 641 Arabic-Islamic army conquers Romans at Alexandria, taking control of Egypt
  • 721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats a Umayyad Muslim army at the Battle of Toulouse

Victory in Battle

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

  • 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

Treaty of Interest

1531 Pope Clemens VII and Francois I sign secret treaty against the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Historic Event

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

Book of Common Prayer

1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England

  • 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
  • 1752 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly, India
  • 1772 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1772 1st Protestant church west of Pennsylvania (in Ohio) holds communion
  • 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"

Historic Event

1803 British explorer Matthew Flinders arrives in Sydney becoming the first person to circumnavigate Australia, proving it is one continent [1]

  • 1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set
  • 1822 Charles Graham of New York patents porcelain 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 Stonewall Jacksons Shenandoah Valley campaign, won by the Confederates
  • 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)
  • 1868 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California

Meeting of Interest

1870 US President Ulysses S. Grant meets with Sioux Chief Red Cloud at The White House in Washington, D.C.

  • 1873 Alexandra Palace in London burns down, after being open for only 16 days

Historic Event

1891 French painter Paul Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti

  • 1898 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years
  • 1898 Second Convention of Peking leases the "New Territories" of Hong Kong to United Kingdom for 99 years rent-free, expiring on 30 June 1997
  • 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 at 818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
  • 1906 Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3

Historic Event

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)

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

  • 1919 General steel strike in France
  • 1919 Red Army captures Ufa in Russia
  • 1922 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University
  • 1923 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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.

Historic Invention

1931 First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard

  • 1933 Spanish president Niceto Alcalá-Zamora takes power
  • 1935 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • 1941 Archbishop De Young bans priests cooperating with Rijks radio
  • 1942 Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government
  • 1942 German-Netherlands press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
  • 1943 "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized
  • 1944 Soviet offensive in Carelia, Finland
  • 1945 -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo
  • 1946 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque, Iowa)

Historic Event

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

  • 1949 Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
  • 1953 South African premier D. F. Malan visits the Netherlands
  • 1953 Worcester County tornado kills 94 injures 1310 and leaves 10,000 homeless

Historic Event

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

  • 1955 Temperature reaches 100°F in Seattle, Washington, the then hottest day on record
  • 1956 Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
  • 1957 First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).

Historic Event

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

  • 1959 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
  • 1960 Typhoon Mary in China kills at least 1,600
  • 1962 Warner Bros "Bill of Hare" with Bug Bunny premieres in USA
  • 1964 Lal Bahadur Shastri becomes Prime Minister of India after being selected by the ruling Congress Party after Jawaharlal Nehru passed away
  • 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

Historic Event

1968 Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms

  • 1969 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
  • 1970 Argentine military junta under Juan Carlos Lanusse ousts President Juan Carlos Onganía
  • 1970 Harry Blackmun sworn in as US 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 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 Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
  • 1975 UK House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for first time
  • 1977 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
  • 1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks
  • 1978 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

1982 General Efraín 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

Election of Interest

1983 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election

  • 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

Historic Event

1988 US Attorney General Edwin Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to the 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

Historic Event

1998 Abdulsalami Abubakar succeeds Sani Abacha as military President of Nigeria

  • 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 Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • 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
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2016 Successful attempts to turn CO2 gases into stone underground in Iceland published in the journal "Science"

Historic Event

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

  • 2016 World Health Organzsation advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus
  • 2019 1st UEFA Nations League Final, Porto: Guedes scores as Portugal win inaugural tournament final, 1-0 over the Netherlands
  • 2019 95 people killed in attack on Dogon village Sobame Da in central Mali by suspected Fulani group
  • 2019 General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling military generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association
  • 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
  • 2020 US Senate confirms General Charles Q. Brown as Air Force Chief of Staff, 1st African American to lead a US armed forces branch
  • 2021 One of the worst ever plagues of mice in New South Wales, Australia, prompts local government to commit $100 million in support to farmers [1] [2]
  • 2021 Record price for a coin sold at auction as 1933 'Double Eagle' gold coin sells for $18.9 million in New York

Summit of Interest

2021 US President Joe Biden begins his first foreign trip, arriving in the UK to attend a G7 summit

  • 2022 Conjoined twins with a fused brain successfully separated with help of virtual reality in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [1]
  • 2022 First public hearings of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack held in Washington D.C
  • 2022 NASA announces it will begin research into UFOs, focusing on unidentified aerial phenomena (U.A.P.s) [1]

Historic Event

2022 Russian leader Vladimir Putin compares himself to Tsar Peter the Great, who conquered the Baltic coast, at an exhibition to the Tsar in Moscow [1]

  • 2022 Thailand is the first South-East Asian country to legalize the growing and selling of cannabis (recreational use still banned) [1]
  • 2022 Two people are rescued after falling into a tank of chocolate at Mars M&M factory in Pennsylvania [1]