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Events and People Who Made History on July 9

8th Century

711 - Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain

14th Century

1371 - Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
1386 - Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria

15th Century

1401 - Mongol monarch Timur Lenk destroys Baghdad

16th Century

1517 - Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
1536 - French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada
1540 - England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled
1553 - Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
1572 - 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
1595 - Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe

17th Century

1609 - Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
1672 - Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1686 - Germany, Sweden and Spain signs anti-French League of Augsburg

18th Century

1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
1755 - Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
1755 - British General E. Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War
1766 - English premier Rockingham resigns
1776 - Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops, New York
1780 - Denmark declares neutrality
1795 - James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 U.S. national debt

19th Century

1800 - Mount Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in U.S.
1815 - 1st natural gas well in U.S. is discovered
1815 - King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
1816 - Argentina declares independence from Spain
1835 - St. Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
1842 - Notary Stamp Law passes
1846 - Captain Montgomery claims Yerba Buena, San Francisco, for U.S.
1852 - Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada and no one die
1853 - Admiral Perry and U.S. Navy visit Japan
1860 - Temperature hits 115 degrees F in Ft. Scott and 112 degrees F in Topeka Kansas
1862 - General John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky
1863 - Union troops enter Port Hudson
1864 - Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400
1868 - 1st black cabinet member in South Carolina (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
1869 - Concord pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
1876 - Black landowner murdered in Hamburg, South Carolina
1877 - 1st Wimbledon tennis championship is held
1878 - An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
1891 - Irene Coit is 1st woman admitted to Yale University
1893 - Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

20th Century

1900 - Australia accepts its constitution
1904 - 10th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
1908 - CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
1910 - Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1914 - 1st U.S. duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, New York
1915 - Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1916 - 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in U.S. from Germany
1917 - British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804
1918 - 101 killed and 171 injured in worst U.S. train wreck, Nashville, Tennessee
1918 - Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal
1922 - Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander
1926 - Coup under General Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
1927 - William T. Francis named minister to Liberia
1932 - Washington Redskins, then Boston Braves, forms
1932 - Yankees' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park home runs, tying record
1933 - Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
1934 - SS-Reichs Fuhrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
1940 - 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St. Louis
1940 - German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
1940 - RAF bombs Germany
1942 - Anne Frank, 13, goes into hiding with her family and 4 other Jews
1943 - 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
1943 - British air raid sinks U-435
1944 - In World War II, U.S. troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
1944 - World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum and Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
1946 - 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1947 - Spain votes for Franco monarchy
1948 - Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleveland
1949 - Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres
1950 - 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
1951 - President Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1953 - 1st helicopter passenger service, New York City
1953 - Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1955 - 1st black executive on White House staff, E. Frederic Morrow
1955 - Bill Haley and Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
1955 - "Rock Around Clock" hits #1 on Top 100 chart
1955 - Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
1956 - Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1957 - Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1958 - Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock and ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
1959 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
1962 - U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1963 - All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
1963 - Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1963 - Federation of Malaysia forms
1965 - 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
1965 - John Edrich completes 310* vs. New Zealand in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
1965 - Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
1966 - 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
1967 - 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1967 - WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
1968 - 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
1968 - All star MVP: Willie Mays for the San Francisco Giants
1969 - Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
1970 - In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
1971 - Henry Kissinger visits China PR
1972 - 1st tour of Paul McCartney and Wings, France
1972 - 86th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Smith beats I Nastase (46 63 63 46 75)
1972 - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1972 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1973 - 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1974 - Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
1976 - England all out for 71 vs. WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
1976 - Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
1976 - Uganda asks United Nations to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
1977 - 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1978 - "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 152 performances
1978 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1978 - Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Washington D.C. for ERA
1979 - Dr. Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
1979 - Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
1980 - 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil
1980 - Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
1980 - Walt Disney's "Fox and The Hound," released
1981 - Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
1982 - Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England vs. India at The Oval
1982 - Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster
1982 - Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing 153
1984 - 12th minster of York destroyed in lightening storm
1984 - Yvonne Ryding, of Sweden, crowned 33rd Miss Universe
1985 - South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong
1986 - Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
1986 - Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
1987 - 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
1987 - Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
1988 - Chris Speier hits for the cycle and Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant home run
1988 - "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
1988 - Jessye Norman begins recording Bizets "Carmen"
1988 - Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
1989 - 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64)
1989 - 96th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats M Navratilova (62 67 61)
1989 - Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1990 - 104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker (62 62 36 36 64)
1990 - Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts
1991 - 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
1991 - All star MVP: Cal Ripken, Jr. for the Baltimore Orioles
1991 - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 7 performances
1991 - South Africa readmitted to Olympics
1992 - Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 - Space Shuttle STS-50 (Columbia 13) lands
1994 - 11,000th home run in New York Yankees history, Matt Nokes
1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
1994 - Soyuz TM-19 lands
1995 - 109th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats B Becker (67 62 64 62)
1995 - Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open, 4th to win all 4 majors
1995 - Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1995 - "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 75 performances
1995 - U.S. international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce
1996 - 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
1996 - All star MVP: Mike Piazza, Los Angeles Dodgers
1996 - U.S. Senate approves 90 cents raise to $4.25 minimum wage
1997 - Baseball's triple A Anerican Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
1997 - Mike Tyson is banned from boxing, for biting Holyfield's ear

21st Century

2000 - Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter
2000 - Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po beat Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijster
2000 - Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama beat Venus Williams and Serena Williams
2001 - Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leos Friedl and Daniela Hantuchova beat Mike Bryan and Liezel Huber
2006 - Italy wins the World Cup 5-3 vs. France


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