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July 9 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 9. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 57 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 455
    The Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 491
    Odoacer makes a night assault with his Heruli guardsmen, engaging Theoderic the Great in Ad Pinetam. Both sides suffer heavy losses, but in the end Theodoric forces Odoacer back into Ravenna.
  • 660
    Battle of Hwangsanbeol: Korean forces under general Kim Yu-shin of Silla defeat the army of Baekje at Nonsan (South Korea).
  • 869
    A magnitude 8.6 Ms 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.
  • 1609
    Bohemia is granted freedom of religion through the Letter of Majesty by the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II.
  • 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 orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York, 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
    Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
  • 1816
    Argentina declares independence from Spain.
  • 1821
    Four hundred seventy prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence
  • 1850
    U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies; Vice President Millard Fillmore, becomes President upon Taylor’s death.
  • 1850
    Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Siege of Port Hudson ends.
  • 1864
    Thomas Briggs, was murdered, the first killing on a British train
  • 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 begins.
  • 1896
    William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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