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
Claudia Octavia is executed.
The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.
Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days.
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.
World War II: the Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
Who were born on June 9?
Tsar Peter I of Russia (d. 1725)
Bertha von Suttner, Austrian novelist, Nobel laureate (d. 1914)
Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)
John Hospers, American philosopher and Libertarian politician (d. 2011)
Keith Laumer, American author (d. 1993)
Robert W. Brown II, American lawyer and entrepreneur
Andrew Symonds, Australian cricketer
Michaela Conlin, American actress
Anthimos Ananiadis, Greek actor
Chloë Agnew, Irish singer (Celtic Woman)
Who died on June 9?
Nero, Roman Emperor (b. 37)
Spearthrower Owl, Maya ruler of Teotihuacan (Mexico)
William Carey, English minister and missionary (b. 1761)
William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor (b. 1915)
John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver (b. 1930)
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