What happened on July 9? There are more than 264 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About July 9

July 9 In HistoryJuly 9 is the 191st day of the year 2020. There are 175 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 28th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Milton, Florida 32572 sunrise occured at 05:53 AM and sunset occured at 07:53 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Ruby while the mystical birthstone is Ruby.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 218 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For July 9

  • 455
    Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 869
    A magnitude 8.6Ms earthquake and subsequent tsunami strikes the area around Sendai in the northern part of Honshu, Japan.
  • 1357
    Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
  • 1386
    The Old Swiss Confederacy makes great strides in establishing control over its territory by soundly defeating the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Sempach.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
  • 1572
    Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
  • 1701
    War of the Spanish Succession: Austrians defeat France in the Battle of Carpi.
  • 1745
    War of the Austrian Succession: French victory in the Battle of Melle allows them to capture Ghent in the days after.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: Braddock Expedition – British troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat by French and Native American forces.
  • 1776
    George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York City for the first time.
  • 1789
    In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
  • 1790
    Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund – in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
  • 1793
    The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.
  • 1807
    The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia.
  • 1810
    Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1811
    Explorer David Thompson posts a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the land for the United Kingdom.
  • 1815
    Talleyrand becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
  • 1816
    Argentina declares independence from Spain.
  • 1821
    470 prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence
  • 1850
    The Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.
  • 1850
    U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends.
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
  • 1875
    Outbreak of the Herzegovina Uprising against Ottoman rule, which would last until 1878 and have far-reaching implications throughout the Balkans
  • 1877
    The inaugural Wimbledon Championships opens.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion: The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children.
  • 1900
    Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government.
  • 1918
    Great train wreck of 1918: in Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.
  • 1922
    Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
  • 1932
    The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Husky – Allied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Normandy – British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Saipan – American forces take Saipan in the Mariana Islands.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.
  • 1955
    The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.
  • 1958
    Lituya Bay is hit by a mega-tsunami. The wave is recorded at 524 meters high, the largest in recorded history.
  • 1961
    Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.
  • 1962
    Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
  • 1962
    The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States of America.
  • 1972
    The Troubles: In Belfast, British Army snipers shoot five civilians dead in the Springhill Massacre.
  • 1979
    A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by famed “Nazi hunters” Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
  • 1982
    Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.
  • 1986
    The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
  • 1995
    The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lankan Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.
  • 1999
    Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
  • 2006
    At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.
  • 2011
    South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

Who Were Born On July 9?

  • 1511
    Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, wife of Christian III of Denmark (d. 1571)
  • 1577
    Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English-born Jamestown colonist (d. 1618)
  • 1578
    Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1637)
  • 1654
    Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
  • 1686
    Philip Livingston, American politician (d. 1749)
  • 1689
    Alexis Piron, French epigrammatist and dramatist (d. 1773)
  • 1721
    Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)
  • 1753
    William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, English territorial governor (d. 1825)
  • 1764
    Ann Radcliffe, English novelist (d. 1823)
  • 1775
    Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)
  • 1786
    Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette (d. 1787)
  • 1800
    Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (d. 1885)
  • 1808
    Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)
  • 1819
    Elias Howe, American inventor (d. 1867)
  • 1828
    Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
  • 1834
    Jan Neruda, Czech poet (d. 1891)
  • 1836
    Camille of Renesse-Breidbach, Belgian nobleman and entrepreneur (d. 1904)
  • 1848
    Robert I, Duke of Parma, Italian nobleman (d. 1907)
  • 1858
    Franz Boas, German anthropologist (d. 1942)
  • 1879
    Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
  • 1879
    Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (d. 1936)
  • 1887
    James Ormsbee Chapin, American painter and illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1889
    Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • 1893
    George Geary, English cricketer (d. 1981)
  • 1894
    Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
  • 1896
    Maria Gomes Valentim, Brazilian supercentenarian (d. 2011)
  • 1901
    Dame Barbara Cartland, English novelist (d. 2000)
  • 1901
    Konstantinos Kallias, Greek politician (d. 2004)
  • 1905
    Clarence Campbell, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1984)
  • 1908
    Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1911
    John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • 1911
    Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 1915
    David Diamond, American composer (d. 2005)
  • 1916
    Edward Heath, British statesman (d. 2005)
  • 1916
    Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
  • 1918
    Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999)
  • 1925
    Charles E. Wicks, American academic
  • 1925
    Guru Dutt, Indian filmmaker and actor (d. 1964)
  • 1926
    Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist; Nobel laureate
  • 1927
    Ed Ames, American singer and actor
  • 1927
    Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1927
    Susan Cabot, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
  • 1928
    Vince Edwards, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1929
    Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist
  • 1929
    King Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)
  • 1929
    Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Buddy Bregman, American musical arranger and conductor
  • 1930
    Roy McLean, South African cricketer (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Donald Rumsfeld, 13th and 21st United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1933
    Oliver Sacks, British neurologist and author
  • 1934
    Michael Graves, American architect
  • 1935
    Michael Williams, English actor (d. 2001)
  • 1935
    Wim Duisenberg, Dutch economist and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    André Pronovost, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1936
    Floyd Abrams, American attorney and advocate
  • 1936
    June Jordan, American poet, writer and teacher (d. 2002)
  • 1936
    Richard Wilson, Scottish actor and director
  • 1937
    David Hockney, English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer
  • 1938
    Brian Dennehy, American actor
  • 1938
    Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor (d.1985)
  • 1940
    Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American political scientist (d. 2010)
  • 1942
    Edy Williams, American actress
  • 1942
    Richard Roundtree, American actor
  • 1943
    John Casper, American astronaut
  • 1943
    Soledad Miranda, Spanish actress (d. 1970)
  • 1945
    Dean R. Koontz, American novelist
  • 1945
    Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (d. 1993)
  • 1946
    Bon Scott, Australian singer (AC/DC) (d. 1980)
  • 1946
    Gerhard Kramm American atmospheric scientist
  • 1946
    Natasha Pyne, English actress
  • 1947
    Haruomi Hosono, Japanese bassist (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • 1947
    Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience) (d. 2008)
  • 1947
    O.J. Simpson, American football player and actor
  • 1948
    Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian politician
  • 1949
    Jesse Duplantis, American evangelist and author
  • 1950
    Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian politician
  • 1951
    Chris Cooper, American actor
  • 1952
    John Tesh, American composer
  • 1953
    Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • 1953
    Thomas Ligotti, American writer
  • 1955
    Fred Norris, American radio personality
  • 1955
    Jimmy Smits, American actor
  • 1955
    Lindsey Graham, American politician
  • 1955
    Steve Coppell, English footballer and manager
  • 1955
    Willie Wilson, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Tom Hanks, American actor
  • 1957
    Jim Paxson, American basketball player
  • 1957
    Kelly McGillis, American actress
  • 1957
    Marc Almond, British singer
  • 1957
    Paul Merton, British comedian
  • 1957
    Tim Kring, American writer and producer
  • 1959
    Clive Stafford Smith, British lawyer
  • 1959
    Jim Kerr, Scottish singer (Simple Minds)
  • 1959
    Kevin Nash, American pro wrestler
  • 1960
    Marc Mero, American pro wrestler
  • 1963
    Klaus Theiss, German footballer
  • 1964
    Courtney Love, American singer and guitarist (Hole) and actress
  • 1964
    Gianluca Vialli, Italian football player and coach
  • 1965
    David O'Hara, Scottish actor
  • 1965
    Frank Bello, American bassist (Anthrax)
  • 1965
    Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • 1965
    Thomas Jahn, German actor and director
  • 1966
    Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
  • 1967
    Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
  • 1967
    Mark Stoops, American football coach
  • 1968
    Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish historian
  • 1968
    Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
  • 1969
    Jason Kearton, Australian footballer
  • 1969
    Mark Lui, Hong Kong composer and producer
  • 1970
    Dani Behr, English model and TV presenter
  • 1970
    Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • 1970
    Trent Green, American football player
  • 1971
    Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • 1971
    Scott Grimes, American voice actor (American Dad!)
  • 1973
    Enrique Murciano, American actor
  • 1973
    Kelly Holcomb, American football player
  • 1974
    Gary Kelly, Irish football player
  • 1974
    Nikola Sarcevic, Swedish bassist and singer (Millencolin)
  • 1974
    Sian Berry, British politician
  • 1974
    Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Japanese actor & singer (SMAP)
  • 1975
    Craig Quinnell, Welsh rugby player
  • 1975
    Isaac Brock, American singer and musician (Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova)
  • 1975
    Jack White, American vocalist and musician (The White Stripes)
  • 1975
    Nathaniel Marston, American actor
  • 1975
    Shelton Benjamin, American pro wrestler
  • 1976
    Christos Harisis, Greek basketball player
  • 1976
    Fred Savage, American actor
  • 1976
    Jochem Uytdehaage, Dutch speed skater
  • 1978
    Kara Goucher, American long distance runner
  • 1978
    Linda Park, American (Korean-born) actress
  • 1978
    Mark Medlock, German singer
  • 1978
    Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1979
    Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1979
    Suzanne Stokes, American model
  • 1981
    Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • 1982
    Alecko Eskandarian, American footballer
  • 1982
    Ashly DelGrosso, American ballroom dancer
  • 1982
    Maggie Ma, Canadian actress
  • 1982
    Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese racing driver
  • 1982
    Toby Kebbell, English actor
  • 1983
    Lucia Micarelli, American violinist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1984
    Gianni Fabiano, Italian footballer
  • 1984
    Jacob Hoggard, Canadian singer (Hedley)
  • 1985
    Ashley Young, English footballer
  • 1985
    Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1986
    Dominic Cervi, American footballer
  • 1986
    Kiely Williams, American singer and actress
  • 1986
    Simon Dumont, American freestyle skier
  • 1991
    Mitchel Musso, American actor
  • 1991
    Spencer Elden, American model
  • 1993
    Jake Vargas, Filipino actor
  • 1995
    Georgie Henley, English actress

Who Died On July 9?

  • 518
    Anastasius I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 430)
  • 1228
    Stephen Langton, English clergyman, Archbishop of Canterbury (b.c. 1150)
  • 1386
    Duke Leopold III of Austria (b. 1351)
  • 1553
    Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
  • 1654
    Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans (b. 1633)
  • 1706
    Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, French-Canadian sailor and explorer (b. 1661)
  • 1737
    Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1671)
  • 1742
    John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • 1746
    King Philip V of Spain (b. 1683)
  • 1747
    Giovanni Bononcini, Italian composer (b. 1670)
  • 1756
    Pieter Langendijk, Dutch dramatist and poet (b. 1683); other date proposed is July 18 (see)
  • 1766
    Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)
  • 1771
    Michail Baknanas, Greek trader (birth year unknown)
  • 1795
    Henry Seymour Conway, British general and statesman (b. 1721)
  • 1797
    Edmund Burke, British philosopher and statesman (b. 1729)
  • 1850
    Báb, Persian founder of Bábism (b. 1819)
  • 1850
    Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States (b. 1784)
  • 1852
    Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan, American politician (b. 1794)
  • 1855
    FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, British military officer (b. 1788)
  • 1856
    Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist (b. 1776)
  • 1856
    James Strang, American religious figure (b. 1813)
  • 1880
    Paul Broca, French physician and anatomist (b. 1824)
  • 1882
    Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
  • 1903
    Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
  • 1927
    John Drew Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
  • 1932
    King C. Gillette, American inventor (b. 1855)
  • 1937
    Oliver Law, American military officer (b. 1899)
  • 1938
    Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • 1947
    Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • 1949
    Fritz Hart, English-born Australian composer (b. 1874)
  • 1951
    Harry Heilmann, American baseball player (b. 1894)
  • 1955
    Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1967
    Eugen Fischer, German physician (b. 1874)
  • 1972
    Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • 1974
    Earl Warren, American jurist (b. 1891)
  • 1977
    Alice Paul, American suffragist figure (b. 1885)
  • 1979
    Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (b. 1899)
  • 1980
    Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • 1983
    Keith Wickenden, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 1985
    Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
  • 1985
    Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish-born American founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1986
    Nicholas VI, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • 1992
    Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 1996
    Melvin Belli, American attorney (b. 1907)
  • 1998
    The Great Person’s Birthday
  • 1999
    Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician (b. 1944)
  • 2000
    Doug Fisher, English actor (b. 1941)
  • 2002
    Laurence Janifer, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2002
    Rod Steiger, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    Isabel Sanford, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2004
    Riley Dobi Noel, American convicted murderer (b. 1972)
  • 2005
    Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Chuck Cadman, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2005
    Kevin Hagen, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Milan Williams, American keyboardist (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
  • 2007
    Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2008
    Séamus Brennan, Irish politician (b. 1948)
  • 2010
    Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • 2011
    Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • 2011
    Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)

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