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 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

  • 1862
    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.
  • 1900
    Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in British prison under mysterious circumstances.
  • 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.
  • 1924
    In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
  • 1934
    Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
  • 1944
    World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
  • 1968
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1973
    Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
  • 1978
    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.
  • 1985
    Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).

Who were born on June 9?

  • 1588
    Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer (d. 1666)
  • 1812
    Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer (d. 1910)
  • 1865
    Albéric Magnard, French composer (d. 1914)
  • 1925
    Keith Laumer, American author (d. 1993)
  • 1954
    Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • 1961
    Michael J. Fox, Canadian-born actor
  • 1967
    Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian broadcaster
  • 1973
    Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
  • 1980
    Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Jim Tang, Hong Kong actor

Who died on June 9?

  • 62
    Claudia Octavia, wife of Roman Emperor Nero (b. 40)
  • 439
    Spearthrower Owl, Maya ruler of Teotihuacan (Mexico)
  • 1572
    Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre (b. 1528)
  • 1870
    Charles Dickens, English author (b. 1812)
  • 1892
    William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • 1952
    Adolf Busch, German composer (b. 1891)
  • 1961
    Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1973
    John Creasey, English crime and science fiction novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1993
    Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (b. 1921)
  • 2003
    Georges Pichard, French comics artist (b. 1920)

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