Thursday, June 8, 2017

June 9

  • June 9, 53 BC
    Parthians crush Roman army at battle of Carrhae, killing general Marcus Licinius Crassus
  • June 9, 68
    Nero, Roman Emperor, commits suicide, ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty
  • June 9, 922
    French chose Robert I as King of France
  • June 9, 1064
    Ferdinand I, the Count of Castile, conquers the city of Coimbra, modern-day Portugal
  • June 9, 1456
    Pope Callixtus III excommunicates the apparition of Halley's Comet, believing it to be an ill omen for the Christian defenders of Belgrade from the besieging armies of the Ottoman Empire
  • June 9, 1660
    Louis XIV marries Maria Teresa, the daughter of Philip IV of Spain, as part of the Treaty of the Pyrenees
  • June 9, 1732
    Royal charter for Georgia is granted to British general James Oglethorpe by George II, for whom the colony is named
  • June 9, 1940
    King Haakon VI of Norway flees to London, England after Norway falls to German forces
  • June 9, 1955
    "Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and His Comets" becomes the first Rock & Roll song to top the U.S. record charts, bringing rock and roll to the American mainstream
  • June 9, 2008
    Afghan and British forces uncover a stash of 237 tonnes of hashish in Kandahar province of Afghanistan, believed to be the world's biggest seizure of drugs by weight

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