9 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Emperor Leopold I, 1640
  • Czar Peter the Great, 1672
  • Cole Porter, 1891
  • S .N. Behrman, 1893
  • Fred Waring, 1900
  • Patrick Steptoe, 1913
  • Robert McNamara, 1916
  • George Axelrod, 1922
  • Les Paul, 1923
  • Marvin Kalb, 1930
  • Jackie Mason, 1931
  • Dick Orkin, 1933
  • Jackie Wilson, 1934
  • Patricia Cornwell, 1956
  • Keenan Ivory Wayans, 1958
  • Michael J. Fox, 1961
  • Johnny Depp, 1963
  • Natalie Portman, 1981

Died On This Day:

  • Emperor Nero suicide, AD 68
  • William Lilly, 1681
  • Philip I France, 1701
  • Charles Dickens, 1870
  • Carrie Nation, 1911
  • Ugo Betti, 1953
  • Robert Donat, 1958
  • Lord Beaverbrook, 1964
  • Primo Carnera, 1967
  • Katharine Cornell, 1974
  • Dame Sybil Thorndyke, 1976
  • Alexis Smith, 1993
  • George Segal, 2000
  • Adam West, 2017

Today's Events:

  • 1534 - Jacques Cartier becomes first European explorer to discover St. Lawrence River.
  • 1549 - Book of Common Prayer issued to all dioceses in the Church of England.
  • 1789 - Captain Bligh and castaways from the mutiny on the not-so-good ship Bounty reach Timor.
  • 1790 - America's first book is copyrighted-The Philadelphia Spelling Book.
  • 1800 - French defeat Austrians at the Battle of Montebello Casteggio.
  • 1815 - Congress of Vienna settles map of Europe; Netherlands formed, Switzerland neutral.
  • 1899 - New world heavyweight champ James Jeffries decks Bob Fitzsimmons in 11th at Coney Island.
  • 1904 - First concert of the London Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1931 - Submarine Poseidon sunk.
  • 1933 - Primo Carnera becomes World Heavyweight boxing Champ; KO's Jack Sharkey in 6 at N.Y.
  • 1963 - 'Cleopatra' starring Elizabeth Taylor opens in New York; film cost $40 million.
  • 1993 - Royal wedding at Imperial Palace, Japan; Crown Prince Naruhito marries commoner Masako Owada.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Pelagia of Antioch
  • Columba or Colmcille (died today A.D. 597)
  • Primus and Felician

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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