June 9th Events

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June 9th, 2068 (June 09 2068)EventRoman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
June 9th, 2008 (June 09 2008)EventIn the town of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, Lake Delton drained as a result of heavy flooding breaking the dam holding the lake back.
June 9th, 1999 (June 09 1999)EventKosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
June 9th, 1991 (June 09 1991)EventThe congress of the Italian party Proletarian Democracy decides to merge with the Communist Refoundation Party.
June 9th, 1986 (June 09 1986)EventThe Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
June 9th, 1985 (June 09 1985)EventThomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he is not released until 1991).
June 9th, 1978 (June 09 1978)EventThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men. Jesus Christ Quotes
June 9th, 1974 (June 09 1974)EventDiplomatic relations between Portugal and the Soviet Union are established.
June 9th, 1973 (June 09 1973)EventSecretariat wins the Triple Crown.
June 9th, 1968 (June 09 1968)EventU.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.Robert F. Kennedy Quotes
June 9th, 1967 (June 09 1967)EventIsrael captures the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War.
June 9th, 1959 (June 09 1959)EventThe USS George Washington is launchedied in It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.George Washington Quotes
June 9th, 1958 (June 09 1958)EventHM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
June 9th, 1957 (June 09 1957)EventFirst ascent of Broad Peak (the world s 12th highest mountain).
June 9th, 1954 (June 09 1954)EventMcCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Armygiving 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?"Joseph McCarthy Quotes
June 9th, 1953 (June 09 1953)EventFlint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
June 9th, 1946 (June 09 1946)EventKing Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailandied in He is currently the world s longest reigning monarch.
June 9th, 1944 (June 09 1944)EventWorld War II: the Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
June 9th, 1935 (June 09 1935)EventHo-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
June 9th, 1934 (June 09 1934)EventDonald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
June 9th, 1930 (June 09 1930)EventChicago 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.Al Capone Quotes
June 9th, 1928 (June 09 1928)EventCharles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
June 9th, 1923 (June 09 1923)EventBulgaria s military takes over the government in a coup.
June 9th, 1922 (June 09 1922)EventFirst ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.
June 9th, 1915 (June 09 1915)EventU.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns over a disagreement regarding the United States handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.William Jennings Bryan Quotes
June 9th, 1909 (June 09 1909)EventAlice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States. With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California.
June 9th, 1863 (June 09 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: the Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
June 9th, 1856 (June 09 1856)Event500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
June 9th, 1815 (June 09 1815)EventEnd of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
June 9th, 1790 (June 09 1790)EventThe Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry becomes the first book to be copyrighted in the United States.
June 9th, 1772 (June 09 1772)EventThe British ship Gaspee is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
June 9th, 1732 (June 09 1732)EventJames Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
June 9th, 1667 (June 09 1667)EventThe 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.Ang Lee Quotes
June 9th, 1650 (June 09 1650)EventThe Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is establishedied in It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
June 9th, 1534 (June 09 1534)EventJacques Cartier is the first European to discover the St. Lawrence River.
June 9th, 1310 (June 09 1310)EventDuccio s Maesta Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
June 9th, 0721 (June 09 0721)EventOdo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.

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