Famous Events on this Day in History, June 09:

68 - Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
641 - Arabic/Islamic army contrasts with the Hippo over Alexandria
721 - Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
922 - French republic chooses Robert I, King of France
1075 - Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German king Henry IV beats Saksen
1310 - Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
1456 - 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1525 - Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
1529 - Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons
1531 - Pope Clemens VII & Francois I sign secret treaty against Karel V
1534 - Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
1549 - Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
1549 - England enforces Act of Supremacy
1572 - Willem van Oranges army occupies Gelderland
1588 - Spanish Armada sails from Lisbon to England
1628 - 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass
1650 - The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
1720 - Sweden & Denmark signs 3rd Treaty of Stockholm
1732 - Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe
1742 - Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
1752 - French army surrenders to the English in Trichinopoly India
1772 - 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
1772 - 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
1784 - John Carroll appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions
1789 - Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver I
1790 - 1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
1802 - US Academy at West Point founded
1815 - End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set.
1822 - Charles Graham patents false teeth
1851 - SF Committee of Vigilance forms (1st time)
1856 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
1860 - 1st "dime" novel issued "Malaesk The Indian Wife of the White Hunter"
1862 - Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp
1863 - Battle of Brandy Station, VA (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)
1864 - Battle of Big Shanty, GA
1864 - Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha)
1865 - Battle of Grand Gulf, MS
1868 - 1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California
1869 - Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Phila)
1870 - Washington: Pres Grant meets with Sioux chief Red Cloud
1873 - Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days.
1877 - 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46
1883 - 17th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard George Kinney wins in 2:42.5
1883 - 1st commercial electric railway line begins operation (Chicago El)
1887 - 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5
1888 - 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25
1890 - Opera "Robin Hood" premieres in Chicago
1891 - Painter Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti
1892 - 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
1898 - China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years
1899 - James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavywgt boxing title
1901 - NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cin Reds 25-13
1902 - 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Phila)
1906 - Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3
1909 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States. With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California.
1910 - Passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
1914 - Honus Wagner, is 2nd to get 3,000 hits
1919 - General steel strike in France
1919 - Red Army captures Ufa
1922 - First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.
1923 - 55th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:19
1923 - Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
1923 - Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown
1924 - "Jelly-Roll Blues," is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton
1928 - 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
1928 - Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane
1929 - Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
1930 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 6 mile (29:36.4)
1930 - Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1931 - 1st rocket-powered aircraft design patented (R Goddard)
1931 - 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon
1933 - Spanish president Zamora takes power
1933 - Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager
1934 - 1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
1934 - 38th US Golf Open: Olin Dutra shoots a 293 at Merion Cricket Club PA
1934 - 66th Belmont: Wayne D Wright aboard Peace Chance wins in 2:29.2
1934 - Donald Duck made his 1st screen appearance ("The Wise Little Hen")
1934 - Lawson Little beats Gene Sarazen by 3 strokes for US Open
1935 - Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
1936 - Olin Dutra beats Gene Sarazen by 1 stroke for US Open
1936 - Page Miss Glory (1936), premieres in USA
1938 - Second Chamber agrees to return Jews to nazi-Germany
1940 - 44th US Golf Open: Lawson Little shoots a 287 at Canterbury GC OH
1940 - General Charles de Gaulle's 1st meeting with Winston Churchill
1940 - Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II
1941 - Ammunition plant at Fort Smederovo in Belgrade explodes; kills 1,500
1941 - Archbishop De Young bans priest cooperation on Rijks radio
1942 - Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy govt
1942 - German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
1942 - Nazis kill all inhabitants of Lidice Czechoslovakia
1943 - "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized
1944 - Russian offensive in Carelia
1945 - "Gruesome Twosome," premieres in USA
1945 - -10] Australian troops lands in Brunei Bay North-Borneo
1945 - 71st Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hoop Jr wins in 2:07
1945 - Following an 8-7 win over the Phils, Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher is arrested on a complaint by a fan that Durocher slugged him
1946 - 19 guests at Canfield Hotel die in fire (Dubuque Iowa)
1946 - 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest
1946 - Bhumibol Adulyadej, becomes king of Thailand
1946 - Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1946 - NY Giant Mel Ott is 1st mgr ejected from both games of a doubleheader
1948 - WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US
1951 - "Doodles Weaver Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1953 - "Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater," last airs on NBC-TV
1953 - South African premier Malan visits Netherlands
1953 - Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless)
1954 - Joseph Welch asks Sen Joseph McCarthy "Have you no sense of decency, sir?" during Senate-Army hearings
1955 - 100°F - Hottest day in Seattle Washington
1955 - Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa, Trent Bridge
1956 - Heavy earthquake strikes Afghanistan, 400 killed
1957 - Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
1957 - First ascent of Broad Peak (the world's 12th highest mountain).
1958 - "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley hits #1
1958 - HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
1959 - 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
1960 - ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract
1960 - Typhoon Mary in China killed at least 1,600
1961 - Ryne Duren sets AL record with 7 straight strikeouts against Red Sox
1962 - "Bill of Hare," premieres in USA
1962 - 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8
1962 - Tony Bennett debuts in concert at Carnegie Hall in NYC
1963 - 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
1963 - Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
1963 - Barbra Streisand appears on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1963 - Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
1963 - Equal Pay Act enacted
1963 - JFK names Winston Churchill US honorary citizen
1963 - Movie "Cleopatra" opens in NY
1964 - Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
1965 - Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
1966 - 5 Minn Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
1967 - Boycott scores 246* v India, Leeds, 573 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
1967 - Israeli troops reach Suez Canal
1967 - Monkees appear at Hollywood Bowl
1968 - 38th French Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats R Laver (63 61 26 62)
1968 - 38th French Womens Tennis: Nancy Richey beats Anne H Jones (57 64 61)
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 - Yugoslav president Tito promises reforms
1969 - Brian Jones quits (sic) Rolling Stones because of his drug problems
1969 - Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice
1970 - Argentine milt junta under lt-gen Lanusse drives out pres Ongania
1970 - Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton U
1970 - Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1971 - Abdul Zahir appointed premier of Afghanistan
1971 - Paul McCartney's album "Ram" goes gold
1972 - 14" of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237
1972 - 1st all-nite grad parties
1972 - Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
1973 - 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24
1973 - Secretariat becomes 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning horse racing's Belmont Stakes
1974 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
1974 - Supergroup Blind Faith's (Clapton, Windwood, Baker) 1st concert
1975 - 107th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Avatar wins in 2:28.2
1975 - Fire in prison hospital kills 10 prisoners & 1 guard (Sanford Fla)
1975 - House of Commons is broadcast live by radio for 1st time
1975 - Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for "He Don't Love You"
1977 - 50th National Spelling Bee: John Paola wins spelling cambist
1977 - George & Patti Harrison divorce
1977 - Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth celebrated with fireworks
1978 - Gutenberg Bible (1 of 21) sells for $2.4 million, London
1978 - Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1978 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
1979 - 111th Belmont: Ruben Hernandez aboard Coastal wins in 2:28.6
1979 - 49th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Wendy Turnbull (62 60)
1979 - Michael Cairney topples a record row of 169,713 dominoes
1979 - Phillies wear burgundy uniforms for 1st & last time
1979 - Willie Horton is honored at Seattle's Kingdome
1980 - 14th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn
1980 - Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine
1980 - Phillies & SF Giants end their game at 3:11 AM
1980 - Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth
1982 - General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala
1982 - Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley
1983 - 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
1983 - M Thatchers Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
1983 - Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
1984 - "Laserphonic Fantasy" premieres
1984 - 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
1984 - 54th French Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats C Evert (63 61)
1984 - Cyndi Lauper's 1st #1 "Time After Times"
1984 - Donald Ducks 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland
1984 - Jurgen Hingsen of W Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
1984 - NASA suffers a launch vehicle failure launching Intelsat 509
1984 - Polygram's Hanover Germany plant produces its 10 millionth CD
1984 - Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater
1985 - 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
1985 - 55th French Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (36 64 62 62)
1985 - Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1985 - American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
1985 - Bernard Hinault wins Tour de France
1985 - USSR's Vega 1 deposits lander on surface of Venus
1986 - 20th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers & Loretta Lynn
1986 - Angel Don Sutton (298 wins) beats White Sox Tom Seaver (306 wins) 3-0
1986 - Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
1986 - Rogers Comm report on Challenger disaster blames Morton Thiokol
1988 - "Bloodsport (1987)," premieres in Germany
1988 - Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
1989 - "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," premieres in USA
1989 - Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football
1989 - Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals
1989 - Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
1990 - 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2
1990 - 60th French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (76 64)
1990 - Czechoslovakia beats US 5-1 in World Cup soccer
1990 - Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games
1990 - Kerry Kennedy (daughter of Robert) & Andrew Coumo (Mario's son) wed
1990 - Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
1990 - Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf for French Open tennis title
1991 - 61st French Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats A Agassi (36 64 26 61 64)
1991 - 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
1991 - Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patty Scialfa
1991 - Jack La Lanne, 76, arrested for suspicion of DWI
1991 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1991 - WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barlecona Dragons 21-0
1993 - "Amantes" (1991), premieres in France
1993 - "Body Snatchers" (1993), premieres in France
1993 - "Ce que femme veut" (1993), premieres in France
1993 - "Passion Fish" (1992), premieres in France
1993 - "Tout capour ca!" (1993), premieres in France
1993 - "What's Love Got to Do with It" (1993), premieres
1993 - Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
1993 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1
1993 - Tickets for Indians 1st season in Jacobs Field go on sale
1994 - "Hudsucker Proxy," premieres in Germany
1994 - 5.6 earthquake strikes South-Mexico
1994 - Angolan plane bombs school in Waku Kungo (89 killed)
1995 - Brady Bunch Movie, (1995), premieres in UK
1995 - Congo (1995), premieres in USA
1995 - Dumb & Dumber (1994), premieres in Sweden
1995 - Killer (1994), premieres in UK
1995 - Kiss of Death (1995), premieres in UK
1995 - Man of the House (1995), premieres in UK
1995 - Neak Sre (1993), premieres in UK
1995 - Party Girl (1995), premieres in USA
1995 - Smoke (1995), premieres in USA
1995 - Wigstock The Movie (1994), premieres in USA
1996 - 66th French Mens Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats M Stich (76, 75, 76)
1996 - Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1996 - Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
1997 - British lease on New Territories in Hong Kong expires
1997 - Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning
1999 - Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
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