What happened on June 9? There are more than 244 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 June 9

June 9 In HistoryJune 9 is the 161st day of the year 2020. There are 205 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 24th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Alexandria, Virginia 22321 sunrise occured at 05:43 AM and sunset occured at 08:33 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 248 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 9

  • 411 BC
    Coup in Athens succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
  • 53
    Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia.
  • 62
    Claudia Octavia is executed.
  • 68
    Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer’s Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
  • 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.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1650
    The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
  • 1667
    The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in a decisive victory by the Dutch over the English in the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 1732
    James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 1772
    The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.
  • 1815
    End of the Congress of Vienna: the new European political situation is set.
  • 1856
    Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
  • 1873
    Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days.
  • 1885
    A peace treaty is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam - most of present-day Vietnam - to France.
  • 1900
    Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in British prison under mysterious circumstances.
  • 1915
    William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson‘s Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States’handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
  • 1923
    Bulgaria’s military takes over the government in a coup.
  • 1924
    In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
  • 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 during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a 100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
  • 1934
    Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
  • 1944
    World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
  • 1946
    King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world’s longest reigning monarch.
  • 1953
    Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
  • 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 giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, “You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
  • 1958
    Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
  • 1959
    The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
  • 1965
    Civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam Phan Huy Quat resigned after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyen Cao Ky.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
  • 1968
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1973
    Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
  • 1974
    Portugal and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1978
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to “all worthy men”, ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.
  • 1979
    The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.
  • 1985
    Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).
  • 1986
    The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
  • 2008
    In the town of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, Lake Delton drains as a result of heavy flooding breaking the dam holding the lake back.

Who Were Born On June 9?

  • 1580
    Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (d. 1655)
  • 1588
    Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer (d. 1666)
  • 1595
    King Wladislaus IV of Poland (d. 1648)
  • 1640
    Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1705)
  • 1661
    Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
  • 1672
    Tsar Peter I of Russia (d. 1725)
  • 1686
    Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (d. 1747)
  • 1768
    Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)
  • 1781
    George Stephenson, English mechanical engineer (d. 1848)
  • 1810
    Otto Nicolai, German composer (d. 1849)
  • 1812
    Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer (d. 1910)
  • 1843
    Bertha von Suttner, Austrian novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 1914)
  • 1845
    Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (d. 1914)
  • 1849
    Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (d. 1927)
  • 1851
    Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American politician (d. 1921)
  • 1861
    Pierre Duhem, French physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1865
    Albéric Magnard, French composer (d. 1914)
  • 1865
    Carl Nielsen, Danish composer (d. 1931)
  • 1875
    Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1882
    Robert Kerr, Canadian sprinter (d. 1963)
  • 1890
    Leslie Banks, British actor (d. 1952)
  • 1891
    Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist (d. 1964)
  • 1893
    Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1898
    Luigi Fagioli, Italian racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1900
    Fred Waring, American bandleader (d. 1984)
  • 1906
    Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and entrepreneur (d. 1997)
  • 1908
    Luis Kutner, American human rights activist (d. 1993)
  • 1910
    Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1911
    George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    Ingolf Dahl, American composer (d. 1970)
  • 1912
    Philip Simmons, American ornamental ironworker (d. 2009)
  • 1915
    Les Paul, American guitarist and inventor (d. 2009)
  • 1916
    Jurij Brězan, Sorbian writer (d. 2006)
  • 1916
    Robert McNamara, U.S. Defense Secretary and President of the World Bank (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    John Hospers, American philosopher and Libertarian politician (d. 2011)
  • 1921
    Arthur Hertzberg, American scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1922
    Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist (d. 1988)
  • 1922
    George Axelrod, American producer, playwright and director (d. 2003)
  • 1922
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
  • 1924
    Ed Farhat (“The Sheik”), American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Keith Laumer, American author (d. 1993)
  • 1929
    Johnny Ace, American rhythm and blues singer (d. 1954)
  • 1930
    Monique Andrée Serf, French singer (d. 1997)
  • 1931
    Bill Virdon, American baseball player and manager
  • 1931
    Joe Santos, American actor
  • 1934
    Jackie Wilson, American singer (d. 1984)
  • 1936
    Jackie Mason, American comedian
  • 1936
    Mick O'Dwyer, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1937
    Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
  • 1938
    Charles Wuorinen, American composer
  • 1939
    Charles Webb, American novelist
  • 1939
    David Hobbs, English racecar driver and commentator
  • 1939
    Dick Vitale, American sportscaster
  • 1939
    Ileana Cotrubaş, Romanian soprano
  • 1941
    Jon Lord, English pianist and organist (Deep Purple)
  • 1942
    Anton Burghardt, German footballer
  • 1943
    Charles Saatchi, British-Iraqi businessman
  • 1943
    Joe Haldeman, American science fiction author
  • 1943
    John Fitzpatrick, British racing driver
  • 1945
    Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • 1945
    Nike Wagner, German art festival director
  • 1947
    John Gurda, American historian
  • 1948
    Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • 1949
    Kiran Bedi, Indian social activist and police officer
  • 1950
    Giorgos Kastrinakis, Greek-American basketball player
  • 1951
    Dave Parker, American baseball player
  • 1951
    James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • 1951
    Reinhard Schmitz, German footballer
  • 1952
    Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • 1954
    George Pérez, American comic book artist
  • 1954
    Gregory Maguire, American novelist
  • 1954
    Paul Chapman, Welsh guitarist (UFO, Lone Star)
  • 1955
    Stephen Pewsey, English historian
  • 1955
    Wolfgang Schilling, German footballer
  • 1956
    Patricia Cornwell, American novelist
  • 1960
    Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • 1961
    Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright
  • 1961
    Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor
  • 1962
    Yuval Banai, Israeli musician and singer (Mashina)
  • 1963
    David Koepp, American screenwriter and director
  • 1963
    Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist and political activist
  • 1963
    Johnny Depp, American actor
  • 1964
    Gloria Reuben, Canadian actress
  • 1964
    Hiroko Yakushimaru, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1964
    Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and smooth jazz bassist (d. 2009)
  • 1966
    Tamela Mann, American gospel singer and actress
  • 1967
    Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian broadcaster
  • 1967
    Mike Freestone, Neither a runner or a murderer
  • 1967
    Richard Cooey, American murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1967
    Rubén Maza, Venezuelan long-distance runner
  • 1968
    Niki Bakoyianni, Greek high jumper
  • 1969
    Eric Wynalda, American footballer
  • 1969
    Nick Kiriazis, American actor
  • 1970
    Erika Miklósa, Hungarian coloratura soprano
  • 1970
    Robert W. Brown II, American lawyer and entrepreneur
  • 1971
    Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer
  • 1971
    Jackie McKeown, Scottish vocalist and guitarist (The Yummy Fur, 1990s)
  • 1972
    Matt Horsley, Australian football player
  • 1972
    Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
  • 1973
    Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • 1973
    Grant Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973
    Iain Lee, British television/radio personality
  • 1973
    Laura Ponte, Spanish model and member (by marriage) of the Spanish Royal Family
  • 1973
    Tedy Bruschi, American football player
  • 1974
    Samoth, Norwegian guitarist and drummer (Emperor, Zyklon)
  • 1975
    Andrew Symonds, Australian cricketer
  • 1975
    Jeff Saturday, American football player
  • 1975
    Otto Addo, German-born Ghanaian footballer
  • 1977
    Amisha Patel, Indian actress
  • 1977
    Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
  • 1977
    Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
  • 1978
    Matthew Bellamy, English vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter (Muse)
  • 1978
    Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • 1978
    Miroslav Klose, German football player
  • 1978
    Shandi Finnessey, American beauty queen
  • 1980
    D'banj, Nigerian singer, songwriter and harmonica player
  • 1980
    Lehlohonolo Seema, South African football player
  • 1980
    Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Navíd Akhavan, Iranian-German actor
  • 1980
    Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Anoushka Shankar, English-born sitarist, daughter of Ravi Shankar
  • 1981
    Natalie Portman, Israeli-born actress
  • 1981
    Vic Zhou, Taiwanese actor, singer and model
  • 1982
    Andrew Walker, Canadian actor
  • 1982
    Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer
  • 1983
    Alektra Blue, American pornographic actress
  • 1983
    Alex Templeton-Ward, musician, writer
  • 1983
    Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Firas Al Khatib, Syrian football player
  • 1983
    Jim Tang, Hong Kong actor
  • 1984
    Aruni Kashyap, Indian poet
  • 1984
    Jake Newton, Guyanese footballer
  • 1984
    Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1984
    Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • 1984
    Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • 1984
    Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
  • 1985
    Anthimos Ananiadis, Greek actor
  • 1985
    Richard Kahui, New Zealand All Black rugby player
  • 1985
    Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Sonam Kapoor, Indian actress
  • 1986
    Adamo Ruggiero, Canadian actor
  • 1986
    Karan Wahi, Indian actor
  • 1986
    Kary Ng, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1988
    Mae Whitman, American actress and voice actress
  • 1988
    Sara Isakovič, Slovenian swimmer
  • 1988
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Greek football player
  • 1989
    Chloë Agnew, Irish singer (Celtic Woman)
  • 1989
    Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer
  • 1990
    Lauren Socha, English actress
  • 1993
    Danielle Chuchran, American actress

Who Died On June 9?

  • 62
    Claudia Octavia, wife of Roman Emperor Nero (b. 40)
  • 68
    Nero, Roman Emperor (b. 37)
  • 373
    Ephrem the Syrian, Syriac Christian hymnodist (b. 306)
  • 439
    Spearthrower Owl, Maya ruler of Teotihuacan (Mexico)
  • 597
    Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary (b. 521)
  • 630
    Shahrbaraz, King of Persia
  • 1361
    Philippe de Vitry, French composer (b. 1291)
  • 1563
    William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
  • 1572
    Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (b. 1528)
  • 1583
    Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. c.1525)
  • 1656
    Thomas Tomkins, Welsh composer (b. 1572)
  • 1716
    Banda Bahadur, Sikh military commander (b. 1670)
  • 1717
    Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (b. 1648)
  • 1799
    Chevalier de Saint-Georges, African-French swordsman, soldier of fortune and composer, known as the “black Mozart” (b. 1745)
  • 1834
    William Carey, English minister and missionary (b. 1761)
  • 1870
    Charles Dickens, English author (b. 1812)
  • 1875
    Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (b. 1795)
  • 1892
    William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • 1892
    Yoshitoshi, Japanese Ukiyo-e artist (b. 1839)
  • 1912
    Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
  • 1923
    Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1846)
  • 1946
    Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII], King of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • 1952
    Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 1958
    Robert Donat, English actor (b. 1905)
  • 1959
    Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1961
    Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1964
    Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian-born tycoon and politician (b. 1879)
  • 1968
    Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1973
    Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • 1973
    John Creasey, English crime and science fiction novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1974
    Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1979
    Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
  • 1981
    Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 1989
    George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1989
    Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1991
    Claudio Arrau, Chilean-born pianist (b. 1903)
  • 1993
    Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (b. 1921)
  • 1993
    Thomas Ammann, Swiss art dealer and collector (b. 1950)
  • 1994
    Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1997
    Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)
  • 2000
    Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • 2000
    John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
  • 2003
    Georges Pichard, French comics artist (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Brian Williamson, Jamaican activist (b. 1945)
  • 2004
    Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • 2006
    Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Frankie Abernathy, American reality TV personality (b. 1981)
  • 2008
    Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian (b. 1919)
  • 2009
    Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver (b. 1930)
  • 2011
    M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)

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