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What Happened on July 9th This Day in History

Year Name
2011 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
2011 A rally takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to call for fairer elections in the country.
2006 One hundred and twenty-five people are killed when S7 Airlines Flight 778, an Airbus A310 passenger jet, veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.
2002 The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization's first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.
1999 Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
1997 A Fokker 100 from the Brazilian airline TAM launches engineer Fernando Caldeira de Moura Campos into 2,400 meters of free fall after an explosion that depressurized the aircraft.
1995 The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.
1993 The Parliament of Canada passes the Nunavut Act leading to the 1999 creation of Nunavut, dividing the Northwest Territories into arctic (Inuit) and sub-arctic (Dene) lands based on a plebiscite.
1986 The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
1982 Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.
1979 A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld outside their home in France in an unsuccessful assassination attempt.
1977 The Pinochet dictatorship in Chile organises the youth event of Acto de Chacarillas,[11] a ritualised act reminiscent of Francoist Spain.
1962 Starfish Prime tests the effects of a nuclear test at orbital altitudes.
1961 Greece becomes the first member state to join the European Economic Community by signing the Athens Agreement, which was suspended in 1967 during the Greek junta.
1958 A 7.8 Mw  strike-slip earthquake in Alaska causes a landslide that produces a megatsunami. The runup from the waves reached 525 m (1,722 ft) on the rim of Lituya Bay; five people were killed.
1956 The 7.7 Mw  Amorgos earthquake shakes the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). The shaking and the destructive tsunami that followed left fifty-three people dead. A damaging M7.2 aftershock occurred minutes after the mainshock.
1955 The Russell–Einstein Manifesto calls for a reduction of the risk of nuclear warfare.
1944 World War II: American forces take Saipan, bringing the Japanese archipelago within range of B-29 raids, and causing the downfall of the Tojo government.
1944 World War II: Continuation War: Finland wins the Battle of Tali–Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into a defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.
1943 World War II: The Allied invasion of Sicily begins, leading to the downfall of Mussolini and forcing Hitler to break off the Battle of Kursk.
1937 The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation are destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.
1932 The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution.
1926 Chiang Kai-shek accepts the post of commander-in-chief of the National Revolutionary Army, marking the beginning of the Northern Expedition to unite China under the rule of the Nationalist government.[8]
1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
1918 In Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express, killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.
1900 The Federation of Australia is given royal assent.
1900 The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children.
1896 William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of Gold speech advocating bimetallism at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
1893 Daniel Hale Williams, American heart surgeon, performs the first successful open-heart surgery in United States without anesthesia.
1877 The inaugural Wimbledon Championships begins.
1875 The Herzegovina Uprising against Ottoman rule begins, which would last until 1878 and have far-reaching implications throughout the Balkans.
1868 The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
1863 American Civil War: The Siege of Port Hudson ends, giving the Union complete control of the Mississippi River.
1850 U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies after eating raw fruit and iced milk; he is succeeded in office by Vice President Millard Fillmore.
1850 Persian prophet Báb is executed in Tabriz, Persia.
1821 Four hundred and seventy prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence.
1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain.
1815 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
1811 Explorer David Thompson posts a sign near what is now Sacajawea State Park in Washington state, claiming the Columbia District for the United Kingdom.
1810 Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
1807 The second Treaty of Tilsit is signed between France and Prussia, ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.
1795 Financier James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt that had been accrued during the American Revolution.
1793 The Act Against Slavery in Upper Canada bans the importation of slaves and will free those who are born into slavery after the passage of the Act at 25 years of age.
1790 The Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian Baltic fleet.
1789 In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
1776 George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island.
1763 The Mozart family grand tour of Europe began, lifting the profile of prodigal son Wolfgang Amadeus.
1762 Catherine the Great becomes Empress of Russia following the coup against her husband, Peter III.
1755 The Braddock Expedition is soundly defeated by a smaller French and Native American force in its attempt to capture Fort Duquesne in what is now downtown Pittsburgh.
1745 French victory in the Battle of Melle allows them to capture Ghent in the days after.
1701 A Bourbon force under Nicolas Catinat withdraws from a smaller Habsburg force under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Battle of Carpi.
1609 Bohemia is granted freedom of religion through the Letter of Majesty by the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf II.
1572 Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
1540 King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
1401 Timur attacks the Jalairid Sultanate and destroys Baghdad.
1386 The Old Swiss Confederacy makes great strides in establishing control over its territory by soundly defeating the Duchy of Austria in the Battle of Sempach.
1357 Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
969 The Fatimid general Jawhar leads the Friday prayer in Fustat in the name of Caliph al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah, thereby symbolically completing the Fatimid conquest of Egypt.
869 The 8.4–9.0 Mw Sanriku earthquake strikes the area around Sendai in northern Honshu, Japan. Inundation from the tsunami extended several kilometers inland.
660 Korean forces under general Kim Yu-sin of Silla defeat the army of Baekje in the Battle of Hwangsanbeol.
551 A major earthquake strikes Beirut, triggering a devastating tsunami that affected the coastal towns of Byzantine Phoenicia, causing thousands of deaths.
491 Odoacer makes a night assault with his Heruli guardsmen, engaging Theoderic the Great in Ad Pinetam. Both sides suffer heavy losses, but in the end Theodoric forces Odoacer back into Ravenna.
381 The end of the First Council of Christian bishops convened in Constantinople by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I.
118 Hadrian, who became emperor a year previously on Trajan's death, makes his entry into Rome.
Famous People Born on July 9

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Year Name
1947 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
1931 Haynes Johnson, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
1578 Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1637)
1918 Jarl Wahlström, Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999)
1986 Simon Dumont, American skier
1973 Kelly Holcomb, American football player and sportscaster
1889 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and referee (d. 1964)
1953 Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
1909 Basil Wolverton, American author and illustrator (d. 1978)
1984 LA Tenorio, Filipino basketball player
Famous People Deaths On July 9

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Date Name
1996 Melvin Belli, American lawyer (b. 1907)
1985 Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
1927 John Drew, Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
1979 Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author (b. 1899)
1747 Giovanni Bononcini, Italian cellist and composer (b. 1670)
1984 Edna Ernestine Kramer, American mathematician (b. 1902)
1971 Karl Ast, Estonian author and politician (b. 1886)
1742 John Oldmixon, English historian, poet, and playwright (b. 1673)
1553 Maurice, Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
1999 Robert de Cotret, Canadian politician, 56th Secretary of State for Canada (b. 1944)