June 9 in History

June 9 in Pop Culture History

June 9th is…
Donald Duck Day
National Earl Day
Lemon Drizzle Cake Day
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
1650 – The Harvard Corporation, one of the two administrative boards of Harvard, was established. It was the first legal corporation in the Americas.

1856 – 500 Mormons left Iowa City, Iowa, and headed west for Salt Lake City.

1902 – Horn & Hardart opened first restaurant with vending machine service at the Automat Restaurant at 818 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1934 – Donald Duck debuted in The Wise Little Hen.

1953 – John H. Kraft was granted his patent (#2,641,545) for the “manufacture of soft surface cured cheese.”

1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat won the US Triple Crown (The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes).

1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opened its priesthood to “all worthy men,” ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.

1979 #1 Hit June 9, 1979 – June 29, 1979: Bee GeesLove You Inside Out

1979 – The Sydney Ghost Train fire killed seven people in Luna Park, Sydney, Australia.

#1 Hit June 9, 1984 – June 22, 1984: Cyndi LauperTime After Time

1984 (Tornado) Belyanitsky, Ivanovo, and Balino, Russia

#1 Hit June 9, 1990 – June 15, 1990: Wilson PhillipsHold On

1993 – ‘Hollywood Madame’ Heidi Fleiss was arrested.

1997 – Married With Children television series came to an end on FOX.

2006 – Disney’s Cars was released in theaters.

#1 Hit June 9, 2007 – July 27, 2007: Rihanna featuring Jay-ZUmbrella

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