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.
  • 62
    Claudia Octavia is executed.
  • 68
    Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer’s Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
  • 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.
  • 1667
    The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in a decisive victory by the Dutch over the English in the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 1856
    Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.

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