June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 205 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 9th in history!
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- National Donald Duck Day
- World Accreditation Day
What Happened On This Day – June 9
1967: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
Israel’s occupation of the territory and the establishment of Israeli settlements in the area continue to hamper negotiations to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing Middle East conflict.
1957: Four Austrian climbers become the first to conquer Broad Peak
Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl reached the 8051 meter-high summit of one of the world’s highest mountains on the border of Pakistan and China.
1946: Bhumibol Adulyadej is crowned King of Thailand
At the time of his death on October 13, 2016, he was the world’s longest reigning head of state, with 70 years on the throne.
1934: Donald Duck makes his film debut in The Wise Little Hen
The short-tempered duck typically wearing a sailor suit is one of Walt Disney’s most famous cartoon characters. Donald’s first book appearance was in The Adventures of Mickey Mouse, which was published in 1931.
1928: Charles Kingsford Smith completes the world’s first trans-Pacific flight
The Australian aviator and his 4-man crew had departed Oakland, California on the morning on May 31. Nine days later, after several stops, they landed safely in Brisbane.
1961: President of Togo Sylvanus Olympio and war criminal Alfred Krupp, 1961.
1945: Technical Sergeant William E. Thomas and Private First Class Joseph Jackson of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion. 1945 Germany (colorized)
1944: Omaha beach head, 3 days after D-Day. June 9, 1944.
1943: A young woman welder in the National Youth Administration school, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Florida 1943
1893: Ford Theatre (Theater Lincoln Was Killed at) after The First Three Floors Collapsed which Killed 22 People, June 9th 1893
Washington, D.C. Walter Reed Hospital scene.
1549: Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England.
1534: Jacques Cartier 1st sails into the mouth of St Lawrence River.
1456: 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
Births On This Day, June 9
1963: Johnny Depp, American actor, singer, producer, director
1961: Michael J. Fox, Canadian/American actor, producer, author
1961: Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, playwright
1915: Les Paul, American guitarist, songwriter, co-designed the Gibson Guitar
1891: Cole Porter, American composer
Johnny Depp was born.
Natalie Portman was born.
Kiran Bedi was born.
Deaths On This Day, June 9
2013: Iain Banks, Scottish author
2011: M. F. Husain, Indian painter, director
1974: Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan journalist, author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate
1870: Charles Dickens, English author
68: Nero, Roman Emperor
Charles Dickens died.
Adam West died.
Alexis Smith died.