July 9 Events in History - July 9 Birthdays - July 9 Deaths
2015 During his visit to Bolivia, Pope Francis asks for forgiveness for the Catholic Church for its offenses against the indigenous population of the American continent during the conquest by European powers
2014 Argentina beats The Netherlands in the World Cup semifinals with a score of 4-2; the team will play Germany in the final match
2014 Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, is found guilty of bribery and corruption charges; Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison
2013 Despite concerns that Greece's government is reforming too slowly, European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF gives Greece an additional 6.2 billion euros
2013 Economist Hazem Al Beblaw is selected as Egypt's interim Prime Minister
2012 A temporary fix to the Internet Doomsday virus created by the Federal Bureau of Investigation expires, causing thousands of computer users across the globe to lose Internet access
2012 President Hugo Chavez, of Venezuela, announces he has recovered from pelvic cancer
2011 Major League Baseball history is made when Derek Jeeter of the New York Yankees makes a home run off of the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the 28th member of the 3,000 hit club
2011 South Sudan becomes a sovereign state after seceding from Sudan
2010 Google's internet content provider license is renewed by China; the company is allowed to continue operating in the country
2006 Italy wins the World Cup 5-3 vs. France
2001 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Leos Friedl and Daniela Hantuchova beat Mike Bryan and Liezel Huber
2000 Wimbledon Men's Finals, Pete Sampras beat Pat Rafter
2000 Wimbledon Women's Doubles Finals, Julie Halard-Decugis and Ai Sugiyama beat Venus Williams and Serena Williams
2000 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Finals, Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po beat Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijster
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
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
1995 "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater New York City for 75 performances
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 U.S. international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce
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
1992 Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 Space Shuttle STS-50 (Columbia 13) lands
1991 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater New York City for 7 performances
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 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
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
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
1988 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
1988 Chris Speier hits for the cycle and Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant home run
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
1987 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
1987 Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
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
1985 South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong
1984 12th minster of York destroyed in lightening storm
1984 Yvonne Ryding, of Sweden, crowned 33rd Miss Universe
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
1981 Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
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
1979 Dr. Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
1979 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
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
1977 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
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
1974 Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
1973 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
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
1971 Henry Kissinger visits China PR
1970 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
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
1967 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1967 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1966 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
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
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
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
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
1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1955 "Rock Around Clock" hits #1 on Top 100 chart
1955 1st black executive on White House staff, E. Frederic Morrow
1955 Bill Haley and Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
1955 Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
1953 1st helicopter passenger service, New York City
1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1951 President Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1950 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
1949 Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres
1948 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleveland
1947 Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1947 Spain votes for Franco monarchy
1946 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
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)
1943 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
1943 British air raid sinks U-435
1942 Anne Frank, 13, goes into hiding with her family and 4 other Jews
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
1934 SS-Reichs Fuhrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
1932 Washington Redskins, then Boston Braves, forms
1932 Yankees' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park home runs, tying record
1927 William T. Francis named minister to Liberia
1926 Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander
1926 Coup under General Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
1918 101 killed and 171 injured in worst U.S. train wreck, Nashville, Tennessee
1918 Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal
1917 British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804
1916 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in U.S. from Germany
1915 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1914 1st U.S. duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, New York
1910 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1908 CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
1904 10th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
1900 Australia accepts its constitution
1893 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
1878 An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
1877 1st Wimbledon tennis championship is held
1876 Black landowner murdered in Hamburg, South Carolina
1869 Concord pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
1868 1st black cabinet member in South Carolina (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
1864 Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400
1863 Union troops enter Port Hudson
1862 General John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky
1860 Temperature hits 115 degrees F in Ft. Scott and 112 degrees F in Topeka Kansas
1853 Admiral Perry and U.S. Navy visit Japan
1852 Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada and no one die
1846 Captain Montgomery claims Yerba Buena, San Francisco, for U.S.
1842 Notary Stamp Law passes
1835 St. Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain
1815 1st natural gas well in U.S. is discovered
1815 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
1800 Mount Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in U.S.
1795 James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 U.S. national debt
1780 Denmark declares neutrality
1776 Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops, New York
1766 English premier Rockingham resigns
1755 Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
1755 British General E. Braddock mortally wounded during French and Indian War
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
1686 Germany, Sweden and Spain signs anti-French League of Augsburg
1672 Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1609 Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
1595 Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
1572 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
1553 Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
1540 England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled
1536 French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada
1517 Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
1401 Mongol monarch Timur Lenk destroys Baghdad
1386 Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria
1371 Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
711 Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain