July 9th Events

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July 9th, 2008 (July 09 2008)EventIran tests missiles in defiance of the worldwide calls for them to not have arms.
July 9th, 2006 (July 09 2006)EventAt least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers on board veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions.
July 9th, 2004 (July 09 2004)EventAfter Jose Manuel Barroso s appointment to the European Commission, Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio announces that he will invite the second-in-line leader of PSD, Pedro Santana Lopes to form government.
July 9th, 2002 (July 09 2002)EventThe African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.
July 9th, 1999 (July 09 1999)EventDays of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
July 9th, 1991 (July 09 1991)EventSouth Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion.
July 9th, 1989 (July 09 1989)EventTwo bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
July 9th, 1986 (July 09 1986)EventThe New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
July 9th, 1984 (July 09 1984)EventYork Minster is struck by a lightning bolt and the resulting fire rampages through most of the building. However the cathedral valuables are rescued by clergymen and the "Rose Window" is not affected.
July 9th, 1982 (July 09 1982)EventA Boeing 727 carrying Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana killing all 146 people on board and eight others on the ground.
July 9th, 1981 (July 09 1981)EventSenegalese political parties Party of Independence and Work and Democratic LeagueMovement for the Labour Party are legally recognized.
July 9th, 1979 (July 09 1979)EventA car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
July 9th, 1975 (July 09 1975)EventThe National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
July 9th, 1955 (July 09 1955)EventThe Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.Bertrand Russell Quotes
July 9th, 1948 (July 09 1948)EventPakistan issues its first set of Postage stamps, bearing images of the Constituent Assembly, the Jinnah International Airport (Quaid-e-Azam International Airport), and the Shahi Fort.
July 9th, 1944 (July 09 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of NormandyBritish and Canadian forces capture Caen, France.
July 9th, 1944 (July 09 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of SaipanAmericans take Saipan.
July 9th, 1943 (July 09 1943)EventWorld War II: Operation HuskyAllied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily.
July 9th, 1932 (July 09 1932)EventThe state of Sao Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
July 9th, 1922 (July 09 1922)EventJohnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the minute barrier .
July 9th, 1918 (July 09 1918)EventGreat train wreck of 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.
July 9th, 1900 (July 09 1900)EventQueen Victoria gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government.
July 9th, 1868 (July 09 1868)EventThe 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.
July 9th, 1867 (July 09 1867)EventAn unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).
July 9th, 1863 (July 09 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends.
July 9th, 1850 (July 09 1850)EventPresident Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States.Zachary Taylor Quotes
July 9th, 1846 (July 09 1846)EventBy an Act of Congress, the Washington, DC area south of the Potomac River (39 mi? or about 100 km?) is returned to Virginia.
July 9th, 1816 (July 09 1816)EventArgentina declares independence from Spain.
July 9th, 1815 (July 09 1815)EventCharles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.
July 9th, 1810 (July 09 1810)EventNapoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
July 9th, 1807 (July 09 1807)EventTreaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.
July 9th, 1793 (July 09 1793)EventThe Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.
July 9th, 1790 (July 09 1790)EventRusso-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksundin the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
July 9th, 1789 (July 09 1789)EventIn Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
July 9th, 1755 (July 09 1755)EventFrench and Indian War: Braddock ExpeditionBritish troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat by French and Native American forces.
July 9th, 1541 (July 09 1541)EventEstevao da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovao da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.
July 9th, 1540 (July 09 1540)EventHenry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Henry VIII of England Quotes
July 9th, 1357 (July 09 1357)EventCharles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
July 9th, 0455 (July 09 0455)EventRoman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

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