July 9 is the 190th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 175 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 9th in history!
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- National Sugar Cookie Day
What Happened On This Day – July 9
2011: South Sudan becomes the youngest country in the world
The North East African country, formally known as Republic of South Sudan peacefully seceded from Sudan after an independence referendum was passed. Since independence, however, the country has been wrecked with widespread ethnic violence and human rights violations.
1981: Donkey Kong is released by Nintendo
Nintendo’s famous character Mario debuted as Jumpman in this popular arcade game.
1962: Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup Cans make their debut
The Soup Cans were first displayed at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, California, and were instrumental in popularizing Pop Art in the United States.
1958: Lituya Bay megatsunami
A megatsunami, a tsunami whose waves are higher than a normal tsunami, hit Lituya Bay in Alaska, United States, resulting in a wave that was recorded to be 1,720 feet or 516 meters high. This is the highest wave recorded in history.
1877: The first Wimbledon Championship is held
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London hosted the first Wimbledon championship, which was not only the first tennis championship held in England but was also a precursor to grand slam tournaments. 22 men competed in the championship and Spencer Gore became the first person to win the Wimbledon tournament.
1918: a pyramid of the recovered german helmets was built as a celebration of victory day, new york 1918.
1915: WW1: UK & Indian troops having lunch on the Western Front, 1915
1868: A native American looking over the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada (1868)
Births On This Day, July 9
1959: Kevin Nash, American wrestler, actor
1950: Viktor Yanukovych, Ukrainian politician, 4th President of Ukraine
1947: O. J. Simpson, American football player, actor, author
1932: Donald Rumsfeld, American politician, 13th & 21st United States Secretary of Defense
1858: Franz Boas, German anthropologist
Deaths On This Day, July 9
1967: Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani dentist, stateswoman, Leader of the Opposition
1850: Báb, Iranian founder of ism
1850: Zachary Taylor, American general, politician, 12th President of the United States
1797: Edmund Burke, Irish politician, philosopher
1737: Gian Gastone de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany