About June 9

June 9, 2024 is the 161st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 234 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.
  • 721
    Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
  • 1310
    Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1772
    The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
  • 1815
    End of the Congress of Vienna: the new European political situation is set.
  • 1856
    Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
  • 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.
  • 1873
    Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days.
  • 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.
  • 1930
    Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a 100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
  • 1944
    World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
  • 1946
    King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world’s longest reigning monarch.
  • 1965
    Civilian Prime Minister of South Vietnam Phan Huy Quat resigned after being unable to work with a junta led by Nguyen Cao Ky.
  • 1973
    Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
  • 1979
    The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
  • 2008
    In the town of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, Lake Delton drains as a result of heavy flooding breaking the dam holding the lake back.

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