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On This Day: June 09th

This is 160th day of the year and 205 days remain in the year.

in history
1870
Author Charles Dickens died.
1898

China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years.

1934
Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen.
1944
The Republic of Iceland was established.
1973
Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
1978
After 148 years, the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints finally allowed black men to become priests.
1993
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito married commoner Masako Owada.
June 09 BirthdaysPeter the Great1672–1725, czar of Russia (1682–1725), major figure in the development of imperial Russia.
Cole Portercomposer
Robert McNamaradefense secretary
Johnny Deppactor
Bertha Suttnernovelist
Michael J. Foxactor
Natalie Portmanactress



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