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, 1,623,196,800 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 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

  • 62
    Claudia Octavia is executed.
  • 1772
    The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.
  • 1873
    Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days.
  • 1885
    A peace treaty is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam - most of present-day Vietnam - to France.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
  • 1953
    Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
  • 1958
    Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
  • 1968
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1986
    The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

Who were born on June 9?

  • 1672
    Tsar Peter I of Russia (d. 1725)
  • 1843
    Bertha von Suttner, Austrian novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 1914)
  • 1893
    Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1918
    John Hospers, American philosopher and Libertarian politician (d. 2011)
  • 1925
    Keith Laumer, American author (d. 1993)
  • 1970
    Robert W. Brown II, American lawyer and entrepreneur
  • 1975
    Andrew Symonds, Australian cricketer
  • 1978
    Michaela Conlin, American actress
  • 1985
    Anthimos Ananiadis, Greek actor
  • 1989
    Chloë Agnew, Irish singer (Celtic Woman)

Who died on June 9?

  • 68
    Nero, Roman Emperor (b. 37)
  • 439
    Spearthrower Owl, Maya ruler of Teotihuacan (Mexico)
  • 1834
    William Carey, English minister and missionary (b. 1761)
  • 1892
    William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • 1968
    Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
  • 1979
    Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
  • 1989
    Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
  • 2000
    John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • 2009
    Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver (b. 1930)

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