About June 9

June 9, 2021 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.

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Gemini is the sun 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.

What Happened On June 9

  • 411 BC
    Coup in Athens succeeds, forming a short-lived oligarchy.
  • 1310
    Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.
  • 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.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
  • 1873
    Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days.
  • 1885
    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.
  • 1900
    Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in British prison under mysterious circumstances.
  • 1923
    Bulgaria’s military takes over the government in a coup.
  • 1924
    In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
  • 1928
    Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
  • 1946
    King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world’s longest reigning monarch.
  • 1953
    Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
  • 1965
    Civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam Phan Huy Quat resigned after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyen Cao Ky.
  • 1967
    Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
  • 1968
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 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).
  • 1986
    The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

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