9 July

9 July - This day in History

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Sugar Cookie Day

Historic Events

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.

a pyramid of recovered german helmet was built as a celebration of victory day, new york 1918.

1915: WW1: UK & Indian troops having lunch on the Western Front, 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)

A native American looking over the newly completed transcontinental railroad in Nevada (1868)

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


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