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
Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
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.
Bulgaria’s military takes over the government in a coup.
In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
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?”
Civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam Phan Huy Quat resigned after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyen Cao Ky.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.
Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).
Who were born on June 9?
Albéric Magnard, French composer (d. 1914)
Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and entrepreneur (d. 1997)
Luis Kutner, American human rights activist (d. 1993)
Anton Burghardt, German footballer
Gudrun Schyman, Swedish politician
Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
Richard Cooey, American murderer (d. 2008)
Alex Templeton-Ward, musician, writer
Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer
Who died on June 9?
Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (b. 1528)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges, African-French swordsman, soldier of fortune and composer, known as the “black Mozart” (b. 1745)
Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1846)
Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1884)
Thomas Ammann, Swiss art dealer and collector (b. 1950)
John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
Frankie Abernathy, American reality TV personality (b. 1981)
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