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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 27, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,654,732,800 seconds 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 227 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 3,457 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 9 Historical Events

  • 721
    Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
  • 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?”
  • 1965
    Civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam Phan Huy Quat resigned after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyen Cao Ky.
  • 1968
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1979
    The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.
  • 1985
    Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).

Who were born on June 9?

  • 1865
    Albéric Magnard, French composer (d. 1914)
  • 1906
    Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and entrepreneur (d. 1997)
  • 1908
    Luis Kutner, American human rights activist (d. 1993)
  • 1942
    Anton Burghardt, German footballer
  • 1948
    Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
  • 1960
    Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • 1967
    Richard Cooey, American murderer (d. 2008)
  • 1983
    Alex Templeton-Ward, musician, writer
  • 1984
    Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • 1989
    Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer

Who died on June 9?

  • 1572
    Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (b. 1528)
  • 1799
    Chevalier de Saint-Georges, African-French swordsman, soldier of fortune and composer, known as the “black Mozart” (b. 1745)
  • 1923
    Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1846)
  • 1968
    Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1973
    Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • 1979
    Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
  • 1993
    Thomas Ammann, Swiss art dealer and collector (b. 1950)
  • 2000
    John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2007
    Frankie Abernathy, American reality TV personality (b. 1981)

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