What Happened on July 9


Historical Events

1401 – Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000
1609 – Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
1914 – 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
1916 – 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
1986 – Attorney General’s Commission on pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
2016 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3, equalling Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slam singles tiles

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Marcel Delannoy, French composer, born in La Ferté-Alais, Essonne, France (d. 1962)
1942 – Paul B. Henry, American professor of political science and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
1944 – Joe Miceli, American drummer (John Fred and His Playboy Band – “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)”), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2019)
1945 – Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1993)
1968 – Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
1982 – Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver

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Famous Deaths

1882 – Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (b. 1848)
1951 – Jorgen Bentzon, Danish composer, dies at 54
1967 – Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), dies at 93
1974 – Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
2005 – Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
2022 – Davie Robb, Scottish soccer forward (5 caps; Aberdeen FC 251 games), dies at 74

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