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Famous Events For July 9

Famous Events For July 9 – Today In History

July 9: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 9  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 9th July 1371: Arnold II was named the Home of the bishop of Utrecht by Pope Gregory XI.
2. 9th July 1401: Bagdad was destroyed killing 20,000 by Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timor).
3. 9th July 1541: Estavao de Gama leaves behind 400 Matchlock men and 150 slaves with his brother Christovao de Gama with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmed ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi who has invaded his empire and departs Massawa.


4. 9th July 1572: 19 Catholic priests were hanged in Gorcum today.
5. 9th July 1609: Freedom of religion was granted to Bohemian Protestants by Emperor Rudolf II.
6. 9th July 1672: William III was installed as viceroy of Holland/Zealand.
7. 9th July 1686: Anti-French League of Augsburg signed by Germany, Sweden and Spain today.

18th Century – What Happened on July 9 – The 1700s

8. 9th July 1755: French troops defeated the British at the battle of Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
9. 9th July 1766: British Premier Rockingham resigned today.
10. 9th July 1776: The Declaration of Independence was today read to George Washington’s troops in New York.
11. 9th July 1780: Denmark declared that it would remain neutral.


12. 9th July 1789: In France, the National Assembly was today renamed itself as the National Constituent Assembly.
13. 9th July 1790: The Swedish navy captured one-third of the Russian fleet in the Baltic Sea during the second battle of Svensksund.

19th Century – July 9 This Day That Year – The 1800s

14. 9th July 1807: France, Russia, and Prussia signed the second treaty of Tilsit today.
15. 9th July 1810: As part of the first French Empire, the kingdom of Holland was annexed by Napoleon today.
16. 9th July 1815: The first natural gas well was discovered in the United States today.


17. 9th July 1815: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord assumed office as Prime Minister of France today.
18. 9th July 1816: Argentina declared its independence from Spain today.
19. 9th July 1852: In Montreal, Canada, 1,100 construction sites were destroyed by fire.
20. 9th July 1868: Francis L Cardozo took office as Secretary of State becoming the first African American cabinet member in South Carolina.
21. 9th July 1868: Tennessee and South Carolina were the first states to ratify the 14 Amendment to the US Constitution which guaranteed civil rights.
22. 9th July 1872: John Blondel of Thomaston, Maine was granted a patent for a doughnut cutter today.
23. 9th July 1877: The first ever Wimbledon Tennis Championship began today. It was the first official lawn tennis tournament for men only.
24. 9th July 1878: Henry Tibbe of Washington, Missouri was granted a patent for an improved corncob pipe.


25. 9th July 1893: Heart surgeon Danial Williams III, helps to heal the torn pericardium knife wound of a patient without the aid of penicillin or blood transfusion.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 9th – The 1900s

26. 9th July 1900: The British House of Commons today established the Commonwealth of Australia.
27. 9th July 1908: The Dutch political party “Christian Historic Union” (CHU) was formed today.
28. 9th July 1910: Walter Brookins was the first pilot to fly his aircraft at an altitude of one mile.
29. 9th July 1915: South West Africa was today surrendered by Germany to the Union of South Africa.

30. 9th July 1916: The first cargo submarine crossed the Atlantic and arrived in the US from Germany today.
31. 9th July 1917: 804 people were killed when the British battleship HMS Vanguard exploded in Scapa Flow because of an internal explosion of faulty cordite.
32. 9th July 1918: The US Congress created the Distinguished Service Medal today. This is not to be confused with decoration of the same name in other countries.
33. 9th July 1926: In China, Chiang Kai-shek became the national revolutionary supreme commander of China.
34. 9th July 1934: Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler took command of the German concentration camps today.
35. 9th July 1939: About 6000 Indians held a meeting at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa and launched a Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa.

36. 9th July 1943: U-435 was sunk in a British air raid today.
37. 9th July 1944: Depth charges dropped from a British Liberator aircraft sinks U-740 today.
38. 9th July 1944: As Japan fell, US troops secured Saipan today.
39. 9th July 1947: Princess Elizabeth got engaged to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten today.
40. 9th July 1947: Spain today voted for the Franco Monarchy.
41. 9th July 1951: President Harry Truman of the US today asked Congress to formally end the war with Germany.
42. 9th July 1953: The helicopter passenger service was introduced in New York City today.
43. 9th July 1955: E. Fredrick Morrow was the first African American to become an executive on the US White House staff.
44. 9th July 1955: In Belgium, there was a strike demanding 5 day work week.
45. 9th July 1955: The Russel-Einstein Manifesto on the need to avoid nuclear war, was released by Bertrand Russel in London today.
46. 9th July 1957: An announcement was made today about the discovery of element 102 (Nobelium).

47. 9th July 1962: The US performed an atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island today.
48. 9th July 1971: US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger visited the People’s Republic of China to negotiate a détente between the US and China.
49. 9th July 1972: Stan Smith of America defeated Ilie Nastase of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for his lone Wimbledon title.
50. 9th July 1972: Underground nuclear performed by USSR today.
51. 9th July 1974: The Liberal Party led by Pierre Trudeau won the Canadian Parliamentary elections today.
52. 9th July 1976: Uganda today asked the United Nations to condemn Israel’s hostage rescue operation at Entebbe.
53. 9th July 1978: American Nazi Party held a rally at Marquette Park in Chicago.
54. 9th July 1980: There was a stampede in Brazil to see Pope John Paul II. Seven people died in the stampede.
55. 9th July 1982: A Boeing 727 of Pan Am crashed in Kenner La, killing 153.
56. 9th July 1986: The Homosexual Law Reform Bill, legalizing consensual sex between men aged 16 and above was passed by the New Zealand Parliament today.

57. 9th July 1987: One million South Koreans demonstrated against the Chun Doo Hwan regime.
58. 9th July 1989: In Mecca one pilgrim was killed and 16 others wounded when two bombs exploded.
59. 9th July 1991: The Olympic Committee re-admits South Africa to the Olympics.
60. 9th July 1992: Space shuttle Columbia 13 (STS-50) landed today.
61. 9th July 1994: Soyuz TM-19 landed today.
62. 9th July 1995: US international postage rate was hiked to 60 cents per ounce.
63. 9th July 1995: F.W. de Klerk, the former President of South Africa was implicated in knowing and condoning the “dirty tricks” campaign run against ANC between the 1990 and 1994 elections to destabilize the organization.
64. 9th July 1996: The US Senate today approved a raise of 90 cents to the minimum wage and fixed the minimum wage at $4.25.

21st Century – July 9 This Day In History – The 2000s

65. 9th July 2000: During the World Cup qualifying match between Zimbabwe and South Africa, police fired teargas at fans setting off a stampede that killed 12 people in Harare, Zimbabwe.
66. 9th July 2002: The African Union was established in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with Thabo Mbeki, the President of South Africa as its first Chairman.
67. 9th July 2006: An Airbus A310 passenger jet of Sibir Airlines carrying 200 passengers veered off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia, killing at least 122 people.
68. 9th July 2011: South Sudan got its independence and seceded from Sudan.
69. 9th July 2014: In Indonesia, Joko Widodo was elected President today.
70. 9th July 2014: Medical Aid for Palestinians spokesperson claimed that Israeli air strikes have killed at least 7 children.
71. 9th July 2015: FIFA imposes a lifetime ban on Check Blazers from FIFA and all football-related activities because of corruption.
72. 9th July 2016: Serena Williams today equaled Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in Wimbledon Women’s Tennis today.
73. 9th July 2017: Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq today proclaimed victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul.

74. 9th July 2017: Hundreds of thousands of people held a rally in Istanbul to protest against the Turkish government today.
75. 9th July 2018: According to scientists bright pink is the oldest color in the world and is produced by tiny cyanobacteria in 1.1 billion-year-old shale rock from the Taoudeni basin in Mauritania.
76. 9th July 2018: After Prime Minister Theresa May softened her stand on Brexit, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned from office.
77. 9th July 2018: Following the resignation of Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt became UK Foreign Secretary.
78. 9th July 2018: Starbucks, the US coffee company in its announcement said that it will stop using plastic straws by 2020 reducing consumption of over one billion straws a year.
79. 9th July 2018: A train derailed in the Turkish province of Tekirdag killing 24 people.
80. 9th July 2018: The ‘No war, no peace’ peace deal, which was made in 2000 in Asmara the capital of Eritrea was officially brought to an end by Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today.

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