9th June, on this day

68 Roman Emperor Claudius Nero commits suicide aged 31 after the Roman Senate declares him to be a public enemy
721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
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
1534 Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
1549 The Church of England adopts the Book of Common Prayer compiled by the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer
1628 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass
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.
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.
1732 Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
1772 British vessel Gaspee is burned off of Rhode Island.
1784 John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
1789 Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver I
1790 1st book copyrighted under the constitution, Philadelphia Spelling Bk
1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: new European political situation is set.
1822 Charles Graham receives 1st patent for false teeth
1856 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
1862 Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp
1863 Battle of Brandy Station, Va
1869 Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Phila)
1870 Death of English novelist Charles Dickens following a brain haemorrhage
1883 1st commercial electric railway line begins operation (Chicago El)
1890 The opera "Robin Hood" is produced (Chicago)
1898 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years
1899 Boxer Bob Fitzsimmons, the first British world heavyweight champion, loses his title to American James Jeffries at Coney Island, New York
1902 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Phila)
1904 In Britain, musicians who have left the Henry Wood Orchestra after a disagreement, form the London Symphony Orchestra
1908 King Edward VII of Britain visits Russia and meets Tsar Nicholas II
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.
1915 U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking.
1923 Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.
1928 Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross
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.
1931 Goddard patents rocket-fueled aircraft design
1934 First appearance of the Walt Disney character, Donald Duck, in the cartoon The Little Wise Hen
1935 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognized Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
1940 Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
1944 The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, since 1941 occupied by Finland.
1944 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler, Penn
1946 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire. (Dubuque, Iowa)
1946 King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world's longest reigning monarch.
1953 About 100 die in Worcester, MA tornado
1954 Joseph Welch asks Sen Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency,
sir?" during Senate-Army hearings
1957 Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
1957 First ascent of Broad Peak (12th highest mountain).
1958 In Britain, Queen Elizabeth II opens the new £7million facilities at Gatwick Airport
1959 Launch of USS George Washington - the first submarine to be armed with ballistic missiles
1963 Barbra Striesand appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
1967 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl
1967 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser resigns after losing the Six Day War with the Israelis
1967 Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War.
1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1969 Brian Jones quits the Rolling Stones
1971 Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
1972 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 200
1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
1974 Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert
1975 In Britain, the first live broadcasts from the House of Commons - radio only
1975 Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners and 1 guard (Sanford, Fla)
1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks
1978 Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) 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
1980 Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
1980 Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth
1982 Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
1984 Cyndi Lauper's 1st number 1 "Time After Times"
1984 NASA launches Intelsat V, it failed
1984 Polygram's Hanover, Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
1984 Swale wins the Belmont Stakes (8 days later Swale dies)
1985 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon
1985 USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
1986 Rogers Commission report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
1988 Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to the UK
1989 "Star Trek V" premiers
1989 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
1990 Monica Seles, aged 16 years 6 months, becomes the youngest tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament for more than 100 years - beating Steffi Graf in the final of the French Open at Roland Garros
1990 Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) and Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed
1991 In Britain, the completion of the £100m Dartford Bridge over the River Thames in East London
1991 Americans begin the evacuation of Clark Air Base in the Philippines as Mount Pinatubo begins erupting for the first time in several hundred years
1997 British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
1999 Kosovo War: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.

9th June 2006

Spectacular opening for World Cup

Palestinians killed on beach

Zarqawi 'survived strike'

9th June 2007

Bush calls for Kosovo's independence

Iraq condemns Turkish 'shelling'

Six dead in attack on Iraq prison

9th June 2008

Spanish hauliers on fuel strike

Kenya's Safaricom soars on debut

Japan vows future emissions cut

9th June 2009

Pakistan hotel shattered by blast

Guantanamo detainee in NY

HIV in South Africa 'levels off'

9th June 2010

7 killed in attack on Nato convoy in Pakistan

Hostile fire downs Nato aircraft

UN approves new sanctions on Iran

Birthdates which occurred on 9th June :

1640 Leopold I Emperor of Holy Roman Empire
1781 George Stephenson inventor (principal RR locomotive)
1791 John Howard Payne US, author/actor/diplomat (Home Sweet Home)
1843 Bertha von Suttner Austria, novelist/pacifist (Nobel 1905)
1865 Carl Nielsen Norre-Lyndelse Denmark, composer (Det Uuslukkelige)
1893 Cole Porter Indiana, composer/lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate)
1900 Fred Waring Tyrone Penn, musician/conductor/inventor (Waring Blender)
1906 Tonio Selwart Germany, actor (Barefoot Contessa, Naked Maja)
1908 Robert Cummings Joplin Mo, actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder)
1912 Ingolf Dahl Hamburg Germany, composer (Andante & Arioso)
1915 Les Paul Waukesha Wi, guitarist/inventor (Les Paul guitar)
1916 Robert S McNamara US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head of World Bank
1921 Agnes Keleti Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1922 George Axelrod playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany)
1924 Christine Goitschel France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1964)
1924 Tony Britton Birmingham Eng, actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup)
1926 Mona Freeman Baltimore, actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress)
1930 Jackie Mason comedian (The World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
1930 Marvin Kalb NYC, educator/newscaster (CBS/NBC)
1933 Dick Orkin Williamsport Pa, actor (Tim Conway Show)
1934 Donald Duck famous fowl
1934 Helga Haase German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1960)
1934 Jackie Wilson Detroit, singer (Lonely Teardrops)
1934 Joe Santos Bkln NY, actor (Rockford Files, AKA Pablo, Shamus)
1938 Charles Wuorinen NYC, composer (Pulitzer 1980)
1941 John Lord England, keyboardist (Deep Purple-Hush)
1944 Brigid Bazlen Wisc, actress (Pam-Too Young to go Steady)
1947 Mitch Mitchell drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze)
1948 Nathaniel Rosen Altadena Calif, cellist (Tchaikovsky Gold 1978)
1951 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
1951 Dave Parker baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978)
1958 Donald Michael Santini Mass, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1961 Michael J Fox Edm, actor (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Teen Wolf)
1962 Eddie Lundon rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
1963 Johnny Depp Queensboro Ky, actor (21 Jump Street)
1969 Mitch McLee [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)


Deaths which occurred on June 9th:
68 Nero Roman Emperor commits suicide
1870 Charles Dickens author, dies in England
1897 Alvin Graham Clark dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens
1981 Allen Ludden game show host (Password), dies at 63
1982 Hank Ladd TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74

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