June 9 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging

721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats a Umayyad Muslim army at the Battle of Toulouse

1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England

1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set

1856 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts

1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

2019 Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city

Today’s Historical Events

68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging

641 Arabic/Islamic army contrasts with the Hippo over Alexandria

721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats a Umayyad Muslim army at the Battle of Toulouse

922 French Republic chooses Robert I, King of France

1075 Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen

1310 Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy

1456 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

1525 Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1934 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, “The Wise Little Hen”

1945 Warner Bros cartoon “A Gruesome Twosome” starring Tweety premieres in USA

1948 WBZ TV channel 4 in Boston, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1951 “Doodles Weaver Show” debuts on NBC-TV

1953 Milton Berle‘s TV show “Texaco Star Theater” last airs on NBC-TV

1960 ABC and AFL sign a 5 year contract

1963 Barbra Streisand appears, for her third time, on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

1967 The Monkees appear at the Hollywood Bowl

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1890 Comic opera “Robin Hood” by Reginald De Koven, Harry B. Smith, and Clement Scott premieres in Chicago

1924 “Jelly-Roll Blues” is recorded by jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton

1958 “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley hits #1

1962 Singer Tony Bennett makes his Carnegie Hall concert debut, NYC

1969 Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones after developing a serious drug problem

1970 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

1971 Paul McCartney‘s album “Ram” goes gold

1972 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia Records

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1877 11th Belmont: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:46

1883 17th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard George Kinney wins in 2:42.5

1887 21st Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Hanover wins in 2:43.5

1888 22nd Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Sir Dixon wins in 2:40.25

1892 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12

1898 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr

1899 American boxer James J. Jeffries KOs defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England in 11th round in Brooklyn, New York to win the lineal World Heavyweight title

1901 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13

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