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July 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 9

July 9th is officially National Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Omelet Day and Sugar Cookie Day.

Today marks day 190 of the year, and we have 175 days left of the year.

People who were born on July 9 all share the Cancer star sign.

Find out all about July 9th right here as we take a look at historic events that happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1988, Donald Trump became Mike Tyson’s advisor? He was to advise on both business and boxing, though he hired an expert to assist with the latter.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 9th in history!

What Happened On July 9 In History?

2015

Comic-Con celebrated it’s 48th yearly event in San Diego.

2001

The British TV series “The Office” first aired on the BBC.

1988

Donald Trump became Mike Tyson’s advisor.

Source NY Times
1981

The Donkey Kong arcade game was released by Nintendo in Japan.

1979

NASA’s Voyager 2 flew past Jupiter on this day as it continued its journey towards Saturn.

The Voyager 2 was sent to fly by Jupiter and Saturn to collect data. After it successfully made it to Saturn, NASA provided additional funding for a flyby of Uranus and authorized an extended flyby of Neptune.
Source NASA
1962

Andy Warhol presented his artwork for the first time at the Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, US.

OTD in 1962: Andy Warhol presented his artwork for the first time at the Ferus Gallery
Attendees weren't expecting to turn up to find 32 paintings of Campbell's Soup.
1955

Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & Comets reached #1 on the US singles charts.

1947

British Princess Elizabeth got engaged to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.

The couple met in 1934 at the royal wedding between Princess Marina and Prince George. They tied the knot on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey, London.
1917

Several internal explosions inside Britain’s HMS Vanguard battleship occurred at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

845 men were onboard and only three survived the disaster.
1877

The first-ever Wimbledon Championship started on this day.

OTD in 1877: The first-ever Wimbledon Championship started on this day.
The men's tennis tournament ran until July 19 at the All England Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England.
1776

The first president of the United States of America, George Washington read the Declaration of Independence.

1572

Nineteen Dutch Catholic clerics, secular and religious people known as the Martyrs of Gorkum, were hanged in Brielle, the Netherlands, by militant Dutch Calvinists.

This occurred during the Dutch War of Independence; this was aside from the 16th-century religious wars which happened in the Netherlands.

Did you know that on this day, July 9th 1988, Donald Trump became Mike Tyson's advisor?