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 191 of the year, and we have 175 days left in 2024.

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 fun & interesting facts about July 9th in history!


What memorable events happened on July 9 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Comic-Con celebrated its 48th yearly event in San Diego.


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


Donald Trump became Mike Tyson’s advisor.

OTD in 1988: Donald Trump became Mike Tyson's advisor.


Nintendo released the Donkey Kong arcade game in Japan.


NASA’s Voyager 2 flew past Jupiter, continuing 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.


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.


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


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.


A fire broke out in 20th Century Fox’s New Jersey film storage facility.

Film at the time was made from nitrocellulose, an incredibly volatile and flammable substance. The film in the storage facility is believed to have spontaneously combusted, causing the death of one employee and the destruction of almost all silent films created by the Fox Film Corporation prior to 1932.


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

845 men were on board, and only three survived the disaster.


The Federation of Australia was given Royal Assent.

The Commonwealth of Australia became a nation the following year on January 1. Australia was previously made up of six separate British colonies: Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia.


The first-ever Wimbledon Championship began.

OTD in 1877: The first-ever Wimbledon Championship began.

The men’s tennis tournament ran until July 19 at the All England Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, England.


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


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.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Tom Hanks? See what other famous people were born on this day.


Tom Hanks



Tom Hanks


68 years old

Born In:

California, USA


Mitchel Musso



Mitchel Musso


33 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA


Douglas Booth



Douglas Booth


32 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Jack White



Jack White


49 years old

Born In:

Michigan, USA


Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quotes ever said on July 9th.


I can’t pretend that I’m brave and that I can beat the whole world.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

South African President


Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

British Mathematician


A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections – a mere heart of stone.

Special Holidays

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day
United States

National Sugar Cookie Day

The best thing about sugar cookies is that you probably already have all the ingredients at home, and they’re effortless to make! So even if you’re not a good baker, try your hand at making sugar cookies today. You’ll be amazed how quickly they disappear!

July 9: National Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Omelet Day
United States

National Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Omelet Day

Putting all your efforts and time into one project increases your risk of being left with nothing, so it’s best to reduce this risk by focusing on a few options simultaneously. Remember this important lesson today as it’s National Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Omelet Day!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The most difficult Chinese character requires 62 total strokes to write. The word itself, “biang,” holds no meaning.

Birthday & Zodiac

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

Cancers tend to have excellent listening skills and show a genuine interest in people. Because of this, Cancers generally do well as therapists, bodyworkers, and energy healers.

People born during July have the Ruby birthstone. Did you know that the largest ruby ever discovered is called the 125West? It’s an 18,696-carat gemstone that weighs a total of 8.2 pounds (3.7 kg). Traditionally the ruby symbolizes love, passion & energy.

If you were born on this day, you would likely have been conceived on or around October 16 of the previous year.

Babies conceived on July 9th, 2024, will likely be born around April 1st, 2025.

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