What are the important events that happened on June 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 9: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 9 is the 160th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 27, 2021 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,053,280 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexacontagon’ day.
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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 237 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,092 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 9 Historical Events
411 BC –
Coup in Athens succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.
The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
Bulgaria’s military takes over the government in a coup.
Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
Portugal and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.
The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Who were born on June 9?
Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
John Fitzpatrick, British racing driver
Reinhard Schmitz, German footballer
Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian broadcaster
Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
Jake Newton, Guyanese footballer
Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
Who died on June 9?
Nero, Roman Emperor (b. 37)
Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary (b. 521)
Charles Dickens, English author (b. 1812)
Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian-born tycoon and politician (b. 1879)
Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
John Creasey, English crime and science fiction novelist (b. 1908)
Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)
Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)
M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
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