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 161st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 27, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,527,680 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 ‘hectahexacontahenagon’ 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 248 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 2,727 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 9 Historical Events
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.
Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in British prison under mysterious circumstances.
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.
In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to “all worthy men”, ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.
Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).
Who were born on June 9?
Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer (d. 1666)
Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer (d. 1910)
Albéric Magnard, French composer (d. 1914)
Keith Laumer, American author (d. 1993)
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor
Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian broadcaster
Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
Jim Tang, Hong Kong actor
Who died on June 9?
Claudia Octavia, wife of Roman Emperor Nero (b. 40)
Spearthrower Owl, Maya ruler of Teotihuacan (Mexico)
Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (b. 1528)
Charles Dickens, English author (b. 1812)
William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
John Creasey, English crime and science fiction novelist (b. 1908)
Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (b. 1921)
Georges Pichard, French comics artist (b. 1920)
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