9 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton), 1811
  • Elias Howe, 1819
  • Nikola Tesla, 1856
  • Don Herold, 1889
  • Dame Barbara Cartland, 1901
  • Edward Heath, 1916
  • Ed Ames, 1927
  • King Hassan of Morocco, 1929
  • Oliver Sacks, 1933
  • David Hockney, 1937
  • Brian Dennehy, 1940
  • Dean Koontz, 1945
  • O. J. Simpson, 1947
  • John Tesh, 1952
  • Tom Hanks, 1956
  • Jimmy Smits, 1958
  • Courtney Love, 1965

Died On This Day:

  • Jan von Eyck, 1440
  • Gian Gostone de'Medici, 1737
  • Philip V Spain, 1746
  • Edmund Burke, 1797
  • Zachary Taylor, 1850
  • Mirza Ali Muhammed (the Bab) executed, 1850
  • John Drew Jr., 1927
  • King Camp Gillette, 1932
  • Claude J.G. Montefiore, 1938
  • Earl Warren, 1974
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner, 1979
  • Meyer Levin, 1981
  • Barbara Woodhouse, 1988
  • Eric Sevareid, 1992
  • Melvin Belli, 1996
  • James L. Farmer, Jr., 1999
  • Rod Steiger, 2002
  • Eileen Ford, 2014

Today's Events:

  • AD 552 - Era of the Armenians begins.
  • 1386 - Swiss defeat Austrians at the Battle of Sempach.
  • 1540 - Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves is annulled after six months; 'a Flanders mare', said Hank.
  • 1810 - Kingdom of Holland united to France after abdication of Louis Bonaparte.
  • 1860 - Massacre of Christians at Damascus begins.
  • 1877 - First Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship begins with 21 amateurs competing for men's singles.
  • 1878 - Corncob pipe patented by Henry Tibbe of Washington, Mo.
  • 1914 - First auction bridge championship tournament held at Lake Placid Club, N.Y.
  • 1922 - Johnny Weissmuller, future Tarzan actor, becomes first person ever to swim 100 meters in under 60 seconds (58.6).
  • 1943 - U.S. and British troops invade Sicili-WWII.
  • 1951 - Formal end of WWII by Britain and France.
  • 1983 - Joey Pallottta 3rd catches the world record white sturgeon weighing 468 lbs off Benicia, CA.
  • 1993 - Remains of Nicholas II and his family identified in Russia.
  • 2011 - South Sudan becomes independent of North Sudan with its capital city at Juba; Salva Kiir Mayardit sworn in as President 7/11.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Thomas More
  • John (Fisher) of Rochester
  • Veronica Giuliani

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Argentina (1816)
  • Anniversary of Battle of Sempach celebrated in Lucerne, Switzerland

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, 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)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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