June 9: Day of the Week
June 9, 2019 was the 160th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 205 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 1772The British schooner Gaspée is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
- 1863American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
- 1915William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson‘s Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States’handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
- 1924In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
- 1934Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
- 1953Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
- 1958Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW) in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
- 1973Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
- 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.
- 1985Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he will not be released until 1991).
Who were born on June 9?
- 1911George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
- 1916Robert McNamara, U.S. Defense Secretary and President of the World Bank (d. 2009)
- 1922Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist (d. 1988)
- 1937Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
- 1939Charles Webb, American novelist
- 1949Kiran Bedi, Indian social activist and police officer
- 1970Robert W. Brown II, American lawyer and entrepreneur
- 1977Roopa Mishra, Indian civil servant
- 1980D'banj, Nigerian singer, songwriter and harmonica player
- 1989Dídac Vilà, Spanish footballer
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