Today in History - June 9

1075 - Battle at Homburg - German King Henry IV beats Saksen

1525 - Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch

1529 - Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons

1534 - Jacques Cartier discovers St Lawrence River

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

1572 - Willem van Oranges army occupied Gelderland

1742 - Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia

1772 - 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI

1789 - Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island

1802 - US Academy at West Point founded

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

1822 - Charles Graham patents false teeth

1862 - Battle of Port Republic

1863 - Battle of Brandy Station

1864 - Battle of Big Shanty

1865 - Battle of Grand Gulf

1869 - Charles Elmer Hires sells his 1st root beer (Philadelphia)

1898 - China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years

1923 - Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans

1931 - Robert Goddard patented 1st rocket-powered aircraft design

1934 - Donald Duck 1st appeared in the Silly Symphonies "The Wise Little Hen"



1940 - Norway surrenders to Germany during WW II

1956 - Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell is born

1958 - Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport

1959 - 1st ballistic missile sub (George Washington-Groton) launched

1993 - Hollywood madam arrested

2013 - Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents

2014 - Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

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