Wednesday, 9 June 2010

June 9 - Summary

June 9th Summary:

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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June 9 - Deaths

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June 9th Deaths:
62 – Claudia Octavia - wife of Nero (b. 40)
68 – Nero - Roman Emperor (b. 37)
373 – Ephrem the Syrian - Christian hymnodist (b. 306)
597 – St. Columba - Christian missionary (b. 521)
630 – King Shahrbaraz 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
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 - "Black Mozart" - African-French Swordsman, Soldier of Fortune, & Composer (b. 1745)
1834 – William Carey - English minister & missionary (b. 1761)
1870 – Charles Dickens - English author (b. 1812)
1875 – Gérard Paul Deshayes - French geologist (b. 1795)
1892 – Taiso Yoshitoshi - Woodblock print artist (b. 1839)
1892 – William Grant Stairs - Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
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 & politician (b. 1879)
1968 – Bernard Cronin - Australian author & journalist (b. 1884)
1973 – Erich von Manstein - German military commander (b. 1887)
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 – Rashid Behbudov - Azerbaijani singer & actor (b. 1915)
1989 – George Wells Beadle - American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1991 – Claudio Arrau - Chilean-born pianist (b. 1903)
1993 – Thomas Ammann - Swiss art dealer & collector (b. 1950)
1993 – Alexis Smith - Canadian actress (b. 1921)
1994 – Jan Tinbergen - Dutch economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1997 – Stanley Knowles - Canadian politician (b. 1908)
2000 – Jacob Lawrence - American painter (b. 1917)
2004 – Rosey Brown - American football player (b. 1932)
2004 – Brian Williamson - Jamaican activist (b. 1945)
2006 – Drafi Deutscher - German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
2007 – Frankie Abernathy - American reality TV personality (b. 1981)
2008 – Suleiman Mousa - Jordanian historian (b. 1919)
2008 – Algis Budrys - American writer (b. 1931)
2009 – Dick May - Former NASCAR racecar driver (b. 1930)

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June 9 - Births

June 9th Details:
June 9th Births:
1508 – Primož Trubar - Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)
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 - French politician (d. 1921)
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 – Bobby Kerr - Canadian sprinter (d. 1963)
1890 – Leslie Banks - British actor (d. 1952)
1891 – Cole Porter - American composer & 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 & entrepreneur (d. 1997)
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 (d. 2009)
1916 – Robert McNamara - U.S. Defense Secretary & President of the World Bank (d. 2009)
1918 – John Hospers - American philosopher
1921 – Arthur Hertzberg - American scholar (d. 2006)
1922 – George Axelrod - American producer, playwright & director (d. 2003)
1922 – John Gillespie Magee, Jr. - American poet & aviator (d. 1941)
1922 – Fernand Seguin - Canadian biochemist (d. 1988)
1924 – Ed Farhat - American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1925 – Keith Laumer - American author (d. 1993)
1929 – Johnny Ace - American singer (d. 1954)
1930 – Barbara - French singer (d. 1997)
1931 – Joe Santos - American actor
1931 – Bill Virdon - American baseball player & manager
1934 – Jackie Wilson - American singer (d. 1984)
1936 – Mick O'Dwyer - Irish footballer & manager
1936 – Jackie Mason - American comedian
1937 – Harald Rosenthal - German biologist
1938 – Charles Wuorinen - American composer
1939 – Ileana Cotrubaş - Romanian soprano
1939 – David Hobbs - English racecar driver & commentator
1939 – Dick Vitale - American sportscaster
1939 – Charles Webb - American author
1941 – Jon Lord - English musician (Deep Purple)
1943 – Joe Haldeman - American author
1945 – Luis Ocaña - Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
1945 – Nike Wagner - German art festival director
1947 – Kiran Bedi - Indian police officer
1947 – Ken Singleton - Major League Baseball player
1947 – John Gurda - American historian
1948 – Gudrun Schyman - Swedish politician
1951 – James Newton Howard - American film composer
1951 – Dave Parker - American baseball player
1952 – Uzi Hitman - Israeli singer (d. 2004)
1954 – Paul Chapman - Welsh rock musician
1954 – Gregory Maguire - American author
1954 – George Pérez - American comic book artist
1954 – Elizabeth May - Leader of the Green Party of Canada
1955 – Stephen Pewsey - historian
1956 – Patricia Cornwell - American author
1959 – Christian Wulff - German politician, Prime minister of Lower Saxony
1960 – Steve Paikin - Canadian journalist
1961 – Michael J. Fox - Canadian-born actor
1961 – Aaron Sorkin - American writer
1962 – Yuval Banai - Israeli musician & singer
1963 – Gilad Atzmon - Israeli jazz musician & author
1963 – Johnny Depp - American actor
1963 – David Koepp - American screenwriter & director
1964 – Gloria Reuben - Canadian actress
1964 – Wayman Tisdale - American basketball player & smooth jazz bass guitarist (d. 2009)
1964 – Hiroko Yakushimaru - Japanese actress & singer
1967 – Richard Cooey - American murderer (d. 2008)
1967 – Jian Ghomeshi - Canadian broadcaster
1968 – Niki Bakoyianni - Greek high jumper
1969 – Nick Kiriazis - American actor
1969 – Eric Wynalda - American footballer
1970 – Erika Miklósa - Hungarian coloratura soprano
1971 – Gilles De Bilde - Belgian footballer
1971 – John McKeown - Scottish musician (Yummy Fur, 1990s)
1971 – Rick Renstrom - American guitarist
1972 – Tomoe Hanba - Japanese voice actress
1972 – Matt Horsley - Australian footballer
1973 – Tedy Bruschi - American football player
1973 – Frederic Choffat - Swiss film director
1973 – Laura Ponte - Spanish model & royal
1974 – Samoth - Norwegian guitarist (Emperor, Zyklon)
1974 – Randy Winn - American baseball player
1975 – Otto Addo - German-born footballer
1975 – Jeff Saturday - American football player
1975 – Andrew Symonds - Australian cricketer
1977 – Roopa Mishra - Indian civil servant
1977 – Amisha Patel - Indian actress
1977 – Peja Stojakovic - Serbian basketball player
1978 – Matthew Bellamy - British musician (Muse)
1978 – Michaela Conlin - American actress
1978 – Shandi Finnessey - American beauty queen
1978 – Miroslav Klose - German footballer
1980 – Mike Fontenot - American baseball player
1980 – Udonis Haslem - American basketball player
1980 – Lehlohonolo Seema - South African footballer
1980 – D'Banj - Nigerian Musician
1981 – Natalie Portman - Israeli-born actress
1981 – Anoushka Shankar - English-born sitarist & daughter of Ravi Shankar
1981 – Vic Zhou - Taiwanese actor, singer & model
1982 – Christina Stürmer - Austrian singer
1982 – Andrew Walker - Canadian actor
1983 – Alektra Blue - American pornographic actress
1983 – Firas Al Khatib - Syrian footballer
1983 – Danny Richar - Dominican baseball player
1983 – Jim Tang - Hong Kong actor
1984 – Yulieski Gourriel - Cuban baseball player
1984 – Aruni Kashyap - Indian poet
1984 – Kaleth Morales - Colombian singer & songwriter (d. 2005)
1984 – Masoud Shojaei - Iranian footballer
1984 – Wesley Sneijder - Dutch footballer
1985 – Anthimos Ananiadis - Greek actor
1985 – Sonam Kapoor - Indian actress
1985 – Sebastian Telfair - American basketball player
1986 – Kary Ng - Hong Kong singer & actress
1986 – Adamo Ruggiero - Canadian actor
1986 – Karan Wahi - Indian actor
1988 – Sokratis Papastathopoulos - Greek footballer
1988 – Mae Whitman - American actress & voice actress
1989 – Chloë Agnew - Irish singer
1993 – Danielle Chuchran - American actress

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