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June 9 Historical Events

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

Found 50 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 411 BC
    The Athenian coup succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
  • 53
    The Roman emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia.
  • 68
    The Roman emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer’s Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian dynasty and starting the civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
  • 721
    Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
  • 747
    Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani, Arab military leader, begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.
  • 1311
    Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in 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
    Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
  • 1732
    James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
  • 1762
    British forces begin the Siege of Havana and capture the city during the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1772
    The British schooner Gaspee 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. Also, Luxembourg declares independence from the French Empire.
  • 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
    Treaty of Tientsin 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 a 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.
  • 1928
    Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
  • 1930
    A 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 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
  • 1934
    Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
  • 1944
    World War II: Ninety-nine civilians are hanged 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 Ananda Mahidol is found shot dead in his bedroom, Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world’s longest reigning monarch.
  • 1948
    Foundation of the International Council on Archives under the auspices of the UNESCO.
  • 1953
    Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts, killing 94.

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