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9 June

68 – Roman Empire – Emperor Nero committed suicide. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/nero-index.html

68 – Roman Empire – Servius Galba Imperator Caesar Augustus became Roman Emperor. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/galba-index.html

721 – France – Battle of Toulouse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Toulouse_(721)


1667 – England – Raid in the Medway began (Second Anglo-Dutch War). https://youtu.be/1w76xDnCS5Q  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_the_Medway

1761 – GB – Earthquake measuring 3.4Mw, epicentre in Shaftesbury, Dorset.

1772 – America – British Schooner Gaspée burned off coast of Rhode Island. http://www.gaspee.org/index.htm#Analysis

1798 – Ireland – Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield (Irish Rebellion). http://www.libraryireland.com/SceneryIreland/VII-13.php    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Saintfield

1862 – USA – Battle of Port Republic (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/port-republic.html

1863 – USA – Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/brandy-station.html

1873 – UK – Alexandra Palace, London burned down, 16 days after opening. http://www.hevac-heritage.org/electronic_books/museums/3-alexandra_palace.pdf

1885 – China – Treaty of Tientsin signed (Sino-French War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Tientsin_(1885)

1934 – USA – American Airways plane crashed at Mongaup Mountains, New York, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19340609-0

1936 – Sweden – AB Aerotransport plane crashed at Malmö-Bullofta Airport, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19360609-0

1943 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed near Magadan Airport, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430609-1

1943 – Spain – RAF plane crashed near Algeciras, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430609-2

1944 – France – Tulle massacre, 99 killed (WWII). http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007840

1946 – Thailand – King Ananda Mahidol died, Bhumibol Adulyadej became King. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430609-2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhumibol_Adulyadej

1950 – Colombia – New Tribes Mission plane crashed near Fonseca, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500609-0


1953 – USA – Tornado hit Worcester, Massachusetts, 94 killed. https://youtu.be/SJciyLvvfKI http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/papers/WorcesterTornado53_files/WorcesterTornado53.html


1958 – UK – London Gatwick Airport, Crawley, West Sussex officially opened by Elizabeth II. https://youtu.be/y19Sxbp_fYo   http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/9/newsid_3013000/3013191.stm

1965 – South Vietnam – Prime Minister Phan Huy Quat resigned. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Huy_Qu%C3%A1t


1972 – USA – Dam in Black Hills, South Dakota broke, 238 killed. https://youtu.be/wg5ip5afhhI  http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-037-02/

1974 – Portugal – Established diplomatic relations with USSR.

1979 – Australia – Fire at Luna Park Sydney, 7 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_Sydney_Ghost_Train_fire

1994 – Bolivia – Earthquake measuring 8.2Mw, 5 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1994_06_09.php

1995 – New Zealand – Ansett New Zealand Flight 703 crashed near Tararua Ranges, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19950609-0

2008 – Algiers – Beni Amrane Bombings, 13 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Beni_Amrane_bombings


2008 – USA – Lake Delton, Wisconsin drained when dam broke. https://youtu.be/93hWnvJRTAQ http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/06/11/lake.delton/#cnnSTCText

2009 – Pakistan – Bomb exploded at  Pearl Continental Hotel, Peshawar, 17 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/world/asia/10peshawar.html?_r=0

2010 – Afghanistan – Bomb exploded during wedding reception in Nadahan, 40 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10280157