What happened this day in history June 9

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.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1772
    The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
  • 1923
    Bulgaria’s military takes over the government in a coup.
  • 1934
    Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
  • 1958
    Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
  • 1959
    The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
  • 1974
    Portugal and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1986
    The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Who were born on June 9?

  • 1875
    Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1922
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
  • 1943
    John Fitzpatrick, British racing driver
  • 1951
    Reinhard Schmitz, German footballer
  • 1967
    Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian broadcaster
  • 1972
    Tomoe Hanba, Japanese voice actress
  • 1980
    Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Jake Newton, Guyanese footballer
  • 1984
    Kaleth Morales, Colombian vallenato singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1984
    Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer

Who died on June 9?

  • 68
    Nero, Roman Emperor (b. 37)
  • 597
    Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary (b. 521)
  • 1870
    Charles Dickens, English author (b. 1812)
  • 1961
    Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1964
    Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian-born tycoon and politician (b. 1879)
  • 1968
    Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1973
    John Creasey, English crime and science fiction novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1981
    Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)
  • 2011
    M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)

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