Wednesday, 9 June 2010

June 9 - Events

June 9th Details:
June 9th Events:
53 – The marriage of Roman Emperor Nero to Claudia Octavia.
62 – Execution of Claudia Octavia.
68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad.
721 – Defeat of the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse by Odo of Aquitaine.
1310 – Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece is unveiled & installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
1534 – The Saint Lawrence River is discovered by Jacques Cartier (the first European).
1650 – The Harvard Corporation is established - the first legal corporation in the Americas.
1667 – The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins (Second Anglo-Dutch War).
1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
1772 – Gaspée, a British schooner, is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
1798 – Battle of Arklow & Battle of Saintfield (Irish Rebellion of 1798).
1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna.
1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa - heading for Salt Lake City with all their possessions carried in 2-wheeled handcarts.
1863 – Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (American Civil War).
1873 – Alexandra Palace in London burns down - it had only been open 16 days.
1885 – Signing of the Sino-French War peace treaty is signed - China give up Tonkin & Annam - most of present-day Vietnam - to France.
1915 – William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State.
1923 – Military coup in Bulgaria.
1928 – The first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane (the Southern Cross) is completed by Charles Kingsford Smith.
1934 – The cartoon character Donald Duck makes his debut in 'The Wise Little Hen'.
1944 – Soviet Union invades East Karelia & the previously Finnish part of Karelia (World War II).
1946 – King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand.
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?"
1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak / Faichan Kangri, the world's 12th highest mountain.
1958 – London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
1959 – The submarine USS George Washington is launched.
1967 – Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria (Six-Day War).
1968 – Declaration of a national day of mourning, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
1974 – Diplomatic relations established between Portugal & the Soviet Union.
1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men".
1979 – The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills 7 people.
1985 – Kidnap of Thomas Sutherland in Lebanon (not be released until 1991).
1986 – The Rogers Commission - releases report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
1999 – Federal Republic of Yugoslavia & NATO sign a peace treaty (Kosovo War).
2008 – Lake Delton (in town of Lake Delton, Wisconsin) drains following a heavy flooding which breaks the dam holding the lake back.

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