Sunday, July 09, 2017
History for July 9 - On-This-Day.com:
Ann Radcliffe 1764, Elias Howe 1819, Richard Roundtree 1942 - Actor, Dean Koontz 1945 - Author
O.J. Simpson 1947 - Football player, actor, Tom Hanks 1956 - Actor, Fred Savage 1976 - Actor ("The Wonder Years")
0118 - Hadrian, Rome's new emperor, made his entry into the city.
1755 - General Edward Braddock was mortally wounded when French and Indian troops ambushed his force of British regulars and colonial militia. He died on July 13.
1816 - Argentina declared independence from Spain.
1877 - Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.
1900 - The Commonwealth of Australia was established by an act of the British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.
1943 - American and British forces made an amphibious landing on Sicily.
1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.
2015 - The South Carolina House of Representatives approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds. The flag was removed the next day and taken to a state military museum.