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    What happened on June 9

    • June 9, 0068 "Nero, the Emperor of Rome, commits suicide"

    • June 9, 0068 "Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditus to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging."

    • June 9, 0721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.

    • June 9, 1310 "Duccio's Maest Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy."

    • June 9, 1456 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

    • June 9, 1534 Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the St. Lawrence River.

    • June 9, 1549 UK hist First Book of Common Prayer sanctioned by English Parliament

    • June 9, 1628 "First deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass"

    • June 9, 1650 "The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It was the first legal corporation in the Americas."

    • June 9, 1667 The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet starts lasting for five days and resulting in a decisive victory of the Dutch over the English in the Second Anglo-Dutch War and a favourable peace for the Dutch.

    • June 9, 1732 James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.

    • June 9, 1732 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe

    • June 9, 1772 British vessel Gaspee is burned off of Rhode Island.

    • June 9, 1772 First Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion

    • June 9, 1784 John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions

    • June 9, 1789 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver I

    • June 9, 1790 Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry becomes the first book to be copyrighted in the United States.

    • June 9, 1790 "The first book copyrighted under the constitution, Philadelphia Spelling Book"

    • June 9, 1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: new European political situation is set.

    • June 9, 1822 Charles Graham receives a patent for false teeth

    • June 9, 1851 San Francisco Committee of Vigilance forms

    • June 9, 1856 "500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts."

    • June 9, 1860 Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter becomes the first dime novel to be published.

    • June 9, 1862 "Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp"

    • June 9, 1863 "Battle of Brandy Station, Va"

    • June 9, 1868 "First meeting of the Board of Regents, University of California"

    • June 9, 1869 Charles Elmer Hires sells his first of many root beers (Phila)

    • June 9, 1870 Author Charles Dickens dies in England.

    • June 9, 1883 First commercial electric railway line begins operation (Chicago El)

    • June 9, 1898 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years

    • June 9, 1909 "Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, became the first woman to drive across the United States. With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, for fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California."

    • June 9, 1922 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.

    • June 9, 1923 Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.

    • June 9, 1928 "Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross."

    • June 9, 1928 First aerial cross of the Pacific lands in Brisbane Australia

    • June 9, 1930 "Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed at the Illinois Central train station during rush hour by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a 100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone."

    • June 9, 1931 Goddard patents rocket-fueled aircraft design

    • June 9, 1934 "The Donald Duck cartoon, The Wise Little Hen, released"

    • June 9, 1935 "Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognized Japanese occupations in Northeast China."

    • June 9, 1940 Norway surrenders to the Nazis during World War II

    • June 9, 1941 7th Division crosses Litani River

    • June 9, 1943 "Congress passes ""pay-as-you-go"" income tax"

    • June 9, 1944 "23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler, Penn"

    • June 9, 1945 "June 9, 1945 Aurelia Cuntu De Lacruz Garcia Aguelar Keith born Los Indios Tx"

    • June 9, 1946 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire. (Dubuque Iowa)

    • June 9, 1946 King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world's longest reigning monarch.

    • June 9, 1949 Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes first woman treasurer of US

    • June 9, 1953 "100 people die when a tornado strikes Worcester, Massachusetts."

    • June 9, 1953 About 100 die in Worcester MA tornado

    • June 9, 1954 "Joseph Welch asks Sen Joseph McCarthy ""Have you no sense of decency, sir?"" during Senate-Army hearings"

    • June 9, 1954 "McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army."

    • June 9, 1955 100? F-Hottest day in Seattle Washington

    • June 9, 1957 Anthony Eden resigns as British PM

    • June 9, 1957 First ascent of Broad Peak (12th highest mountain).

    • June 9, 1958 "London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, UK officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II."

    • June 9, 1959 "The first ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)"

    • June 9, 1959 The USS George Washington is launched as the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.

    • June 9, 1963 "Movie ""Cleopatra"" opens in NY"

    • June 9, 1967 Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War.

    • June 9, 1967 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl

    • June 9, 1969 Brian Jones quits the Rolling Stones

    • June 9, 1969 Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice

    • June 9, 1971 "Paul McCartney's album ""Ram"" goes gold"

    • June 9, 1972 "14"" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 200"

    • June 9, 1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia

    • June 9, 1973 Secretariat becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes.

    • June 9, 1974 "Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) first concert"

    • June 9, 1975 E Roemer discovers asteroid #1983 Bok

    • June 9, 1975 Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla)

    • June 9, 1977 George & Patti Harrison divorce

    • June 9, 1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks

    • June 9, 1978 "Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London"

    • June 9, 1978 Larry Holmes wins a decision over Ken Norton for the WBC crown

    • June 9, 1979 "Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes"

    • June 9, 1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers severe burns in a drug mishap and is hospitalized for two months.

    • June 9, 1980 Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth

    • June 9, 1982 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley

    • June 9, 1983 Margaret Thatcher wins a second term by a landslide in the British General Election with a majority of 144 for her Conservative Party. Tony Blair is elected for the first time to Parliament.

    • June 9, 1984 "Cyndi Lauper's first #1 ""Time After Times"""

    • June 9, 1984 Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD

    • June 9, 1984 Swale wins the Belmont Stakes (8 days later Swale dies)

    • June 9, 1985 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon

    • June 9, 1985 Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he was not released until 1991).

    • June 9, 1985 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus

    • June 9, 1986 The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.

    • June 9, 1988 Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to the UK

    • June 9, 1989 """Star Trek V"" premiers"

    • June 9, 1989 Michael Changs French Open win makes him youngest male to go to finals

    • June 9, 1989 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1

    • June 9, 1990 Czechoslovakia beats US 5-1 in World Cup soccer

    • June 9, 1990 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed

    • June 9, 1990 Monoica Salas beats Steffi Graff for French Open title

    • June 9, 1990 Number one hit on UK music charts - England New Order - World In Motion

    • June 9, 1991 The congress of the Italian party Proletarian Democracy decides to merge with the Communist Refoundation Party.

    • June 9, 1997 British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires

    • June 9, 1999 Kosovo War: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.

    • June 9, 1999 "Yugoslav and NATO generals sign a Kosovo peace pact, ending 78 days of NATO airstrikes."

    • June 9, 2008 Lehman estimates it lost about $3 billion in the second quarter

    • June 9, 2010 "Scott Rothstein, the politically connected lawyer and admitted mastermind of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison. Rothstein is known as ""the Bernie Madoff of South Florida,"" - USA"

    • June 9, 2010 "Statistics show being short isn't easy. Short people are 50 percent more likely to have a heart attack. Short people make less money, have a harder time finding a mate, and are less likely to be elected to public office."







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