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1956Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

19807 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil

1997Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Holyfield's ear

2006120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3)

1951US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

19721st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

1972Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful Ghana

1815King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

1962Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles

2009Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

2000107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6)

1536French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada

2000114th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats P Rafter (6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2) winning his 13th Grand Slam tennis title

1988Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

196713th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth

1988Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen"

1807Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.

1977106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1893Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

1810Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.

1867An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).

1955The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

1995Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open (4th to win all 4 majors)

1947Spain votes for Franco monarchy

1401Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000

1959Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament

1990Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts

1963All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1995109th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats B Becker (67 62 64 62)

1968All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)

1991All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

1971Henry Kissinger visits China PR

July 9th Historical Events
Date Event
455
Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 
711
Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain 
1357
Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague. 
1371
Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht 
1386
Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria 
1401
Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000 
1517
Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen 
1536
French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada 
1541
Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire. 
1553
Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades 
1553
Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, is proclaimed queen of England in succession to Edward VI, who died three days earlier having proclaimed both his half-sisters illegitimate. She reigned for nine days before being deposed by Mary Tudor, who had Jane executed the following February. 
1572
19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum 
1609
Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion 
1672
Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand 
1686
Germany, Sweden & Spain sign anti-French League of Augsburg 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie's "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion 
1755
Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British 
1755
British General E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War 
1766
British premier Rockingham resigns 
1776
Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY) 
1780
Denmark declares neutrality 
1790
Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet. 
1795
James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt 
1800
Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US 
1807
Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I. 
1810
Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire. 
1815
1st natural gas well in US is discovered 
1815
King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France 
1815
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France. 
1816
Argentina declares independence from Spain 
1835
St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France 
1842
Notary Stamp Law passes 
1846
Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US 
1846
The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress. 
1852
Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada 
1853
Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan 
1860
Temperature hits 115°F in Ft Scott & 112°F in Topeka Kansas 
1862
Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky 
1863
R Morgan's: Indiana [->JUL 13] 
1863
Union troops enter Port Hudson 
1864
Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400 
1867
An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer). 
1868
1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state) 
1869
Concord pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented 
1872
Doughnut cutter patents by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me 
1876
Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC 
1877
First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first offical lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only 
1878
An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo 
1891
8th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Lottie Dod beats Blanche Hillyard (6-2 6-1) 
1891
15th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (6-4 1-6 7-5 6-0) 
1893
Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia 
1900
The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons 
1904
10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL 
1908
CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms 
1910
Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude 
1914
1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY 
1915
Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa 
1916
1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany 
1917
British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804 
1918
101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn 
1918
Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal 
1922
Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute 
1926
Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander 
1926
Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal 
1927
Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia 
1932
Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) forms 
1932
Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record 
1932
The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution 
1933
Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles 
1934
SS-Reichsfuehrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps 
1937
72nd British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 290 at Carnoustie Golf Links 
1939
A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa 
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 
1941
Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees 
1943
5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje 
1943
British air raid sinks U-435 
1944
In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell 
1944
U-740 sinks 
1944
World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn) 
1946
13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston 
1947
Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement 
1947
Spain votes for Franco monarchy 
1948
Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve 
1949
Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony premieres 
1949
78th British Golf Open: Bobby Locke shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club 
1950
13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record) 
1951
US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany 
1953
1st helicopter passenger service (NYC) 
1953
Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games 
1955
First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow) 
1955
Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart 
1955
Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week 
1955
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London. 
1956
Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand 
1957
24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis 
1957
Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced 
1958
Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain 
1959
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open 
1959
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1962
Andy Warhol's first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles 
1963
34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve 
1963
All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants) 
1963
Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ 
1963
Federation of Malaysia forms 
1965
94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale 
1965
John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes 
1965
Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH 
1966
95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane 
1967
13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth 
1967
WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting 
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 (SF Giants) 
1969
Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th 
1970
In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn 
1971
Henry Kissinger visits China PR 
1972
1st tour of Paul McCartney & 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
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1972
Kwame Nkrumah, re-buried in Nkroful Ghana 
1972
Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast. 
1972
The ceasefire between the Provisional IRA and the British Army comes to an end 
1973
9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel 
1974
Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election 
1975
The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system. 
1976
England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5 
1976
Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0 
1976
Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe 
1977
106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland 
1978
"Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 perfs 
1978
American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago 
1978
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic 
1978
Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA 
1979
Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab 
1979
Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter 
1979
A 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. 
1980
7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil 
1980
Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years 
1980
Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released 
1981
Jacksons begin a 36-city tour 
1982
Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval 
1982
Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153 
1984
12th Century York Minster damaged in lightening storm 
1984
Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe 
1985
South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong 
1986
Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740 
1986
Attorney General's Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes 
1986
Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson 
1986
The New Zealand parliament pass the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older 
1987
1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime 
1987
Colonel Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence 
1988
Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR 
1988
Jessye Norman begins recording Bizet's "Carmen" 
1988
Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3 
1989
103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64) 
1989
96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats M Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1) 
1989
Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
1989
Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others. 
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 
1991
"Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 perfs 
1991
62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto 
1991
All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles) 
1991
South Africa readmitted to Olympics 
1992
Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 
1992
Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands 
1994
11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes) 
1994
Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36) 
1994
Soyuz TM-19 lands 
1995
"Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC 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
US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce 
1995
Former South Africa President F. W. de Klerk is implicated of knowing and condoning a 'dirty tricks' campaign that was waged against the ANC between 1990 and the 1994 election in a bid to destabilise the organisation 
1996
67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila 
1996
All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers) 
1996
US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage 
1997
Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband 
1997
Mike Tyson is banned from boxing for biting Holyfield's ear 
1999
Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran. 
2000
107th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats L Davenport (6-3 7-6) 
2000
114th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats P Rafter (6-7 7-6 6-4 6-2) winning his 13th Grand Slam tennis title 
2000
Police fired tear gas at fans during a World Cup qualifying soccer game between Zimbabwe and South Africa, setting off a stampede that killed twelve people in Harare, Zimbabwe 
2001
115th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Goran Ivanišević beats P Rafter (6-3 3-6 6-3 2-6 9-7) 
2002
The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa. 
2002
73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee 
2006
At 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. 
2006
Italy beats France 5-3 for soccer's 18th World Cup in Germany 
2006
120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3) 
2009
Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points 
2011
South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan. 
2014
Joko Widodo is elected president of Indonesia 
2014
Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people 
2016
1st death related to Zika virus seen in continental US 
2016
'Bomb Robot' Takes Down Dallas Gunman, but Raises Enforcement Questions 
2016
UFC Star Jon Jones' Backup Sample Also Fails Doping Test 
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