June 9 in History
1815June 9, 1815:
Representatives from France, Austria, Portugal, Great Britain, Russia, Sweden and Prussia sign the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna.
1856June 9, 1856:
Almost 500 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin their journey to Salt Lake City, Utah from Iowa City on foot, pushing two-wheeled handcarts containing their belongings.
1934June 9, 1934:
Donald Duck makes his screen debut in an episode of the Walt Disney cartoon titled “The Wise Little Hen”.
1970June 9, 1970:
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is conferred with an honorary Doctorate of Music by Princeton University.
1972June 9, 1972:
Columbia Records signs on singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
1973June 9, 1973:
The Belmont Stakes competition is won by Secretariat, the American racehorse which had previously won the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby of the same year.
1983June 9, 1983:
UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is reelected into office for a second term.
2002June 9, 2002:
Singer and former frontman of Genesis, Peter Gabriel marries an Irish woman named Meabh Flynn.
2008June 9, 2008:
Major League Baseball star Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the sixth person in the history of the league to hit 600 home runs.
2014June 9, 2014:
Actress Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender woman to grace the cover of TIME magazine.