A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 9th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 9, 1534, French explorer Jacques Cartier became the first European (White) man to discover the mighty St. Lawrence River, the gateway into North America for European explorers.
On June 9, 1667, the Dutch Navy handed the British Royal Navy its worst defeat in its history in what is known as the Raid on the Medway.
On June 9, 1856, 500 Mormons left Iowa and headed for Salt Lake City, Utah.
On June 9, 1973, Secretariat, often called “Big Red,” won the final round of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, by an unprecedented and unequaled 31 lengths!
On June 9, 1959, the USS George Washington was launched, the first ballistic missile carrying submarine, creating a new class of nuclear delivery weapons that would virtually guarantee mutual destruction in time of nuclear war.
On June 9, 1959, the United States Navy launched the USS George Washington, the first ballistic missile submarine capable of launching nuclear missiles.
Welcome to a new world of Gods and monsters as Universal Pictures presents Tom Cruise in THE MUMMY in theaters, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D on June 9th, 2017.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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