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    What happened on July 9 in History

    DateWhat happened
    July 9, 118Hadrian, Rome’s new emperor, makes his entry into the city.
    July 9, 455Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, becomes Emperor of the West.
    July 9, 1553Maurice of Saxony is mortally wounded at Sievershausen, Germany, while defeating Albert of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.
    July 9, 1609Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of worship.
    July 9, 1755General Edward Braddock is killed by French and Indian troops.
    July 9, 1789In Versailles, the French National Assembly declares itself the Constituent Assembly and begins to prepare a French constitution.
    July 9, 1790The Swedish navy captures one third of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.
    July 9, 1850U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies in office at the age of 65. He is succeeded by Millard Fillmore.
    July 9, 1861Confederate cavalry led by John Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
    July 9, 1900The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.
    July 9, 1942Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
    July 9, 1943American and British forces make an amphibious landing on Sicily.
    July 9, 1971The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.

    Born on July 9

    July 9, 1764Ann Radcliffe, English novelist.
    July 9, 1819Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine.
    July 9, 1858Franz Boas, anthropologist.
    July 9, 1887Samuel Eliot Morison, biographer and historian.
    July 9, 1894Dorothy Thompson, journalist, writer and radio commentator.
    July 9, 1908Minor White, abstract photographer.
    July 9, 1926Mathilde Krim, geneticist, founder of the AIDS foundation.
    July 9, 1933Oliver Sachs, neurologist and author (Awakenings).
    July 9, 1936June Jordan, poet and author.
    July 9, 1937David Hockney, painter.