Friday, June 09, 2017
History for June 9 - On-This-Day.com
Peter the Great 1672 - Peter I of Russia, Cole Porter (Cole Albert Porter) 1891 - Composer, songwriter, Dick Vitale (Richard J. "Dick" Vitale) 1940 - Basketball sportscaster
Michael J. Fox 1961 - Actor ("Family Ties"), Johnny Depp (John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II) 1963 - Actor, musician, Natalie Portman 1981 - Actress ("Star Wars" movie series)
1534 - Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence.
1931 - Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
1934 - Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon "The Wise Little Hen."
1940 - Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.
1943 - The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
1945 - Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
1959 - The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, was launched.
2000 - Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement. The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.