June 9: Day of the Week
June 9, 2020 is the 161st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 205 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 9 Historical Event(s)
- 68Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer’s Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
- 1667The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in a decisive victory by the Dutch over the English in the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
- 1772The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
- 1856Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
- 1923Bulgaria’s military takes over the government in a coup.
- 1924In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
- 1968U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
- 1978The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to “all worthy men”, ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.
- 1979The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.
- 1985Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).
Who were born on June 9?
- 1686Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (d. 1747)
- 1910Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)
- 1924Ed Farhat (“The Sheik”), American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
- 1939Charles Webb, American novelist
- 1945Nike Wagner, German art festival director
- 1951Dave Parker, American baseball player
- 1967Rubén Maza, Venezuelan long-distance runner
- 1969Eric Wynalda, American footballer
- 1973Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
- 1985Richard Kahui, New Zealand All Black rugby player
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