Today in History - June 9

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68CE        Jun 9, Nero (31), Roman Emperor (54-68), committed suicide.
    (AP, 6/9/97)(MC, 6/9/02)

922        Jun 9, French republic chose Robert I as King of France.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1064        Jun 9, Coimbra, Portugal, fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.
    (HN 6/9/98)

1348        Jun 9, Ambrogio Lorenzetti (b.1290), Italian painter of the Sienese school, died. His work included the 3 murals titled “War," “Peace" and “Good Government," in the Chamber of Peace of Siena’s town hall.
    (, 12/1/07, p.W14)(Econ, 7/10/10, p.80)

1510        Jun 9, Nicolaas van Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Harlem, was born.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1529        Jun 9, Zurich declared war on Catholic cantons.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1534        Jun 9, Jacques Cartier became the first man to sail into the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

1549        Jun 9, Book of Common Prayer was adopted by the Church of England. Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, issued the “Book of Common Prayer." Other prayer books were forbidden by the Act of Uniformity. The book was mandated by the government under Edward VI, son of Henry VIII, so that services could be spoken in the language of the people.
    (TL-MB, 1988, p.17)(WSJ, 9/12/96, p.A14)(MC, 6/9/02)

1572        Jun 9, Willem van Orange's army occupied Gelderland.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1597        Jun 9, Jose de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit, missionary, died.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1628        Jun 9, Thomas Morton of Mass. became the 1st person deported from what is now US.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1640        Jun 9, Leopold I, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1658-1705), was born.
    (HN 6/9/98)(MC, 6/9/02)

1672        Jun 9, Peter I (d.1725), "The Great," was born. He was the Russian Czar from 1682 to 1725 and modernized Russia with sweeping reforms. He moved the Russian capital to the new city he built, St. Petersburg. [see May 30]
    (CFA, '96, p.48)(WUD, 1994, p.1077)(HN, 6/9/99)

1720        Jun 9, The British Parliament passed the Bubble Act following the  collapse of the South Sea Company. It is also known as the Royal Exchange and London Assurance Corporation Act 1719, because those companies were incorporated under it. It delayed the development of the joint-stock company by over a century.
    (Econ, 3/2/13, p.66)(

1732        Jun 9, Royal charter for Georgia was granted to James Oglethorpe.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1772        Jun 9, The 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War took place when residents of Providence, RI., stormed the British revenue cutter HMS Gaspee, burned it to the waterline and shot the captain.
    (WSJ, 6/24/03, p.A1)

1781        Jun 9, George Stephenson, English engineer, inventor of the steam locomotive, was born in Newcastle, England.
    (HN, 6/9/01)(MC, 6/9/02)

1784        Jun 9, John Carroll was appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1790        Jun 9, The “Philadelphia Spelling Book" was the first US work to be copyrighted.
    (WSJ, 6/14/00, p.A1)(MC, 6/9/02)
1790        Jun 9, Civil war broke out in Martinique.
    (HN 6/9/98)

1791        Jun 9, John Howard Payne, American playwright and actor, was born.
    (HN, 6/9/01)

1810        Jun 9, Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer (Merry Wives of Windsor), was born.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1822        Jun 9, Charles Graham patented false teeth. [see Mar 9, 1822]
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1851        Jun 9, In San Francisco Father John McGinnis celebrated Mass in a hall at Fourth and Jessie and marked the founding of St. Patrick’s. The church was built on Market St. at the present site of the Sheraton-Palace Hotel. It was moved in 1872 to Eddy St. near Divisadero and served as the Parish Hall for Holy Cross. The wooden structure is thought to be the oldest in the city.
    (SFEC, 3/2/97, z1 p.7)(SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A22)

1852        Jun 9, Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff, German-Russian naturalist, physician and explorer, died of typhus in Germany. He first participated as naturalist and physician in the great Russian scientific circumnavigation expedition commanded by Ivan Fedorovich Kruzenshtern, from 1803 to 1805. He returned from San Francisco by ship to Siberia and thence to Saint Petersburg by land, arriving in 1808.
    (Econ, 7/20/13, p.74)(

1860        Jun 9, The first dime novel: "Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," written by Ann Sophia Stephens (1813-1886), was published by Beadle and Adams in NYC.
     (AP, 6/9/02)(

1861        Jun 9, Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke, Civil War hospital worker, began working in Union hospitals. "The midwife must give way to the physician. Woman, therefore, must become physician."
    (HN 6/9/98)

1862        Jun 9, Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jackson's Valley camp.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1863        Jun 9, At the Battle of Brandy Station in Virginia, Union and Confederate cavalries clashed. This was the largest cavalry battle in the Civil War. Confederate Gen. Rooney Lee was wounded in the thigh during the battle and was captured by a Union raiding party several days later while convalescing. He was exchanged on March 1, 1864, and returned to the war in Va.
    (HN, 6/9/01)(AH, 2/06, p.72)

1864        Jun 9, Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha).
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1865        Jun 9, Carl Nielsen, Danish composer, was born.
    (HN, 6/9/01)

1869        Jun 9, Charles Elmer Hires sold his 1st root beer in Phila.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1870        Jun 9, Washington: Pres Grant met with Sioux chief Red Cloud.
    (MC, 6/9/02)
1870        Jun 9, Charles Dickens (58), writer, died in Gad’s Hill, England. His work included the "Pictures from Italy" and “Oliver Twist." In 2009 Michael Slater authored “Charles Dickens." In 2011 Claire Tomalin authored “Charles Dickens: A Life."
    (, 6/9/07)(Econ, 9/12/09, p.92)(SSFC, 11/27/11, p.F5)

1877        Jun 9, Meta Vaux Warrick, world renowned sculptor, was born.
    (HN, 6/9/00)

1883        Jun 9, The 1st commercial electric railway line began operation Chicago.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1891        Jun 9, Cole Porter (d.1964), American composer and lyricist, was born. [see Jun 9, 1893]
    (HN, 6/9/02)
1891        Jun 9, Painter Paul Gauguin arrived in Papeete, Tahiti.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1893        Jun 9, Cole Porter, American composer and lyricist, was born in Indiana. His songs include "Night and Day," "You're the Tops," and "I Get a Kick Our of You." In 1998 William McBrian published the biography “Cole Porter." [see Jun 9, 1891]
    (WUD, 1994 p.1120)(CFA, '96, p.48)(SFEC, 11/22/98, BR p.4)

1898        Jun 9, China leased Hong Kong's New Territories to Britain for 99 years by a convention signed in Peking, respecting an extension of Hong Kong territory, the New Territories, comprising the area north of Kowloon up to the Shum Chun (Shenzhen) River and 235 islands.

1901        Jun 9, George Price, cartoonist, was born.
    (HN, 6/9/01)

1902        Jun 9, The 1st Automat restaurant opened at 818 Chestnut Street, Phila.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1910        Jun 9, Passenger on SS Arawatta threw a bottle with note overboard. It was found June 6, 1983, in Queensland.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1911        Jun 9, Carry Amelia Moore Gloyd Nation (b.1846), American temperance leader, died in Leavenworth, Kansas. She was buried in the Belton City Cemetery, Belton, Cass County, Missouri. Carry Nation was a social reformer, saloon smasher and scourge of barkeepers and drinkers everywhere. She was born in Kentucky on November 25, 1846.

1912        Jun 9, Convict H.A. Lynwood was killed at San Quentin Penitentiary after prisoners demonstrated for a 2nd day over the quality of food being served.
    (SSFC, 6/10/12, DB p.42)

1915        Jun 9, Les Paul (d.2009), American guitarist and electric guitar innovator, was born.

1916        Jun 9, Robert S. McNamara, U.S. Secretary of Defense (1961-1968) under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, was born. He oversaw the American buildup and fighting in the Vietnam War.
    (HN, 6/9/99)(MC, 6/9/02)

1923        Jun 9, Brinks unveiled its 1st armored security vans.
    (MC, 6/9/02)
1923        Jun 9, Bulgaria’s government was overthrown by the military.
    (HN 6/9/98)

1924        Jun 9, "Jelly-Roll Blues," was recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1928        Jun 9, Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm were the 1st to fly across the Pacific when they ended their flight from California to Brisbane, Australia.
    (NPub, 2002, p.11)

1931        Jun 9, Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
    (HN 6/9/98)
1931        Jun 9, Britain’s HMS Poseidon submarine sank during exercises of the coast of China. It was raised by the Chinese in 1972. In 2012 Steven Schwankert authored “The Real Poseidon Adventure: China’s Secret Salvage of Britain’s Lost Submarine.
    (SFC, 8/4/12, p.A2)

1934        Jun 9, Donald Duck made his 1st screen appearance ("The Wise Little Hen"). His distinctive quack was voiced originally by Clarence Nash.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1940        Jun 9, Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II, effective at midnight.
    (AP, 6/9/07)

1941        Jun 9, Production began on “The Maltese Falcon," starring Humphrey Bogart as detective Sam Spade. The film was directed by John Huston (34).
    (SFCM, 2/6/05, p.10)

1942        Jun 9, German-Neth press reported that 3 million Dutch were sent to East-Europe.
    (MC, 6/9/02)
1942        Jun 9, The Japanese high command announced that "The Midway Occupation operations have been temporarily postponed."
    (HN, 6/9/99)

1943        Jun 9, "Pay-as-you-go" (withholding) US income tax deductions were authorized. [see Jul 1, 1943]
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1944        Jun 9, 99 inhabitants of Tulle were hanged by the SS.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1945        Jun 9, Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan will fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
    (HN 6/9/98)

1946        Jun 9, In Thailand King Ananda was assassinated. Bhumibol Adulyadej (b.1927) ascended the throne as a teenage King after his older brother’s death.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C3)(AP, 6/12/06)

1948        Jun 9, Nathaniel Rosen, cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978), was born in Altadena, Ca.
    (MC, 6/9/02)
1948        cJun 9, John Phillips (1915-1996), photographer for Life Magazine, took pictures of the ill-fated defense of the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem against Arab troops.
    (SFC, 8/27/96, p.A17)

1951        Jun 9, After several unsuccessful attacks on French colonial troops, North Vietnam’s General Giap ordered Viet Minh to withdraw from the Red River Delta.
    (HN 6/9/98)

1953        Jun 9, About 100 people died when a tornado struck Worcester, Mass. The tornado from the Midwest roared into Massachusetts. By the time it left, 94 people were dead, and more than $58 million in property damage occurred. It was the worst tornado in New England history.
    (AP, 6/9/97)(

1954        Jun 9, Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army Hearings over McCarthy's attack on a member of Welch's law firm, Frederick G. Fisher. Said Welch: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"
    (AP, 6/9/97)(HN 6/9/98)

1956         June 9, In Washington, DC, President Eisenhower underwent surgery for an intestinal blockage. The operation was a success and doctors assured the nation that the president will make a full recovery.
    (NYT, 6/9/1956, p.1)
1956        Jun 9, A heavy earthquake struck Afghanistan and 400 were killed.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1959        Jun 9, The first ballistic missile carrying submarine, the USS George Washington, was launched at Groton, Ct.
    (HN 6/9/98)(MC, 6/9/02)

1963        Jun 9, JFK named Winston Churchill a US honorary citizen.
    (MC, 6/9/02)
1963        Jun 9, A US Equal Pay Act was enacted.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1964        Jun 9, W. Maxwell Aitken (85), Lord Beaverbrook, English Minister of Info, died.
    (MC, 6/9/02)

1969        Jun 9, The U.S. Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.
    (AP, 6/9/97)
1969        Jun 9, The US Supreme Court, in Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, ruled the Fairness Doctrine constitutional. The court said free-speech protections for broadcasters are narrower than those for publishers and pedestrians. The Red Lion case was the result of a 1964 book "Goldwater: Extremist on the Right," by Fred J. Cook. In 1987 the Federal Communications Commission voted 4-0 to rescind the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to present balanced coverage of controversial issues. The tighter regulation of broadcasting was based on broadcasters' use of public airwaves.
    (AP, 8/4/97)(, 3/24/04, p.A4)

1970        Jun 9, Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999), was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice.

1972        Jun 9, Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), Russian poet, arrived in Ann Arbor, Mich., after being deported from the Soviet Union. He won the 1987 Nobel Prize in Poetry.
    (LSA, Fall/02, p.10)(
1972        Jun 9, John Paul Vann, American military adviser, was killed in a helicopter accident in South Vietnam. He posthumously was awarded the highest American civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    (HNQ, 9/27/01)

1973        Jun 9, Secretariat became horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes. He won by 34 lengths and Twice a Prince came in 2nd.
    (AP, 6/9/97)(SFC, 5/13/00, p.D3)
1973        Jun 9, John Creasey (b.1908), British mystery writer, died. He authored at least 600 mystery novels under 28 pseudonyms. His novel Gideon’s Day was turned into the film “Gideon of Scotland Yard" (1959).
    (WSJ, 1/31/08, p.W8)(
1973        Jun 9, Erich von Manstein (b.1887), one of Hitler’s WW II field marshals, died in Bavaria. In 1958 he authored his autobiography “Lost Victories."
    (WSJ, 10/7/06, p.P12)(

1976        Jun 9, James A. Farley (b.1888), US Postmaster General (1932-1940), died.

1978        Jun 9, The Rolling Stones' "Some Girls" album was released. Shortly after, some of the girls on the LP's cover--Lucille Ball, Raquel Welch, Liz Taylor--threatened to sue. After several months, Atlantic caved in and changed the cover.

1980        Jun 9, Comedian Richard Pryor suffered almost fatal burns at his San Fernando Valley, Calif., home when a mixture of "free-base" cocaine exploded.
    (AP, 6/9/97)

1982        Jun 9, Israel wiped out Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley.

1983        Jun 9, M. Thatcher's Conservative Party won the British parliamentary election.

1985        Jun 9, American educator Thomas Sutherland was kidnapped in Lebanon. He was released in November 1991 along with fellow hostage Terry Waite.
    (AP, 6/9/97)

1986        Jun 9, The Rogers Commission released its report on the “Challenger" disaster, criticizing NASA and rocket-builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion that claimed the lives of seven astronauts. The Space Shuttle Challenger blew up as a result of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint.
    (AP, 6/9/00)(HN, 6/9/99)

1987        Jun 9, In a second day of testimony before the Iran-Contra congressional committees, secretary Fawn Hall said she had spirited secret documents from the White House because she feared they would fall into the wrong hands.
    (AP, 6/9/97)
1987        Jun 9, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    (AP, 6/9/97)
1987        Jun 9, Near Denver, Colorado, lightning struck the so-called Tire Mountain and ignited a fire that burned some 2 million of the 6 million tires stored there.
    (SFC, 6/9/09, p.D8)(

1988        Jun 9, The US House ethics committee met in closed session to discuss whether to formally investigate charges that Speaker Jim Wright's financial dealings may have violated House rules.
    (AP, 6/9/98)
1988        Jun 9, Cyril Magnin (88), San Francisco’s “merchant prince," died of cardiac failure.
    (SSFC, 6/9/13, DB p.46)

1989        Jun 9, China began reporting large-scale arrests in the wake of the crushed pro-democracy movement. The arrests coincided with the public reappearance of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who was rumored to have been seriously ill. Li Wangyang (d.2012) was arrested for his labor activism, five days after the military crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square. Sentenced for "counterrevolutionary propaganda and incitement," he spent much of his 11-year term at hard labor.
    (AP, 6/9/99)(AP, 6/6/12)

1990        Jun 9, “Go and Go" won the 122nd running of the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/9/00)

1991        Jun 9, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir insisted his country have a say in the selection of Palestinians who would attend a US-sponsored Middle East peace conference.
    (AP, 6/9/01)
1991        Jun 9, Jim Courier gained his first Grand Slam of tennis as he won the French Open.
    (AP, 6/9/01)
1991        Jun 9, Pianist Claudio Arrau (88) died in Austria.
    (AP, 6/9/01)

1992        Jun 9, US Secretary of State James A. Baker III concluded two days of arms talks with Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev without an agreement on deep cuts in long-range missiles.
    (AP, 6/9/97)
1992        Jun 9, Vice President Dan Quayle, addressing Southern Baptists in Indianapolis, condemned the "media elite," saying, "I wear their scorn as a badge of honor."
    (AP, 6/9/02)

1993        Jun 9, The Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in Game 5 against the Los Angeles Kings.
    (AP Internet 6/9/98)
1993        Jun 9, Actress Alexis Smith died in Los Angeles at age 72.
    (AP, 6/9/98)(
1993        Jun 9, In Japan Crown Prince Naruhito wed commoner Masako Owada in an elaborate Shinto religious ceremony.
    (AP Internet 6/9/98)

1994        Jun 9, In a bipartisan slap at President Clinton, the House of Representatives voted 244-178 for the United States to defy the international arms embargo on Bosnia.
    (AP, 6/9/99)
1994        Jun 9, An earthquake of 8.2 magnitude hit Bolivia in 1994.
    (HFA, '96, p.32)

1995        Jun 9, One week after being shot down over Bosnia by a Bosnian Serb missile, and a day after being rescued, US Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady was warmly welcomed by his comrades at Aviano Air Base in Italy.
    (AP, 6/9/00)
1995        Jun 9, UN representative Akashi summoned Gens. Janvier and Smith to resolve their differences over military policies in Bosnia. Shortly after Yasushi Akashi publicly affirmed that the UN would abide by peacekeeping principles - shorthand for no more air attacks.
    (SFC, 6/4/96, p.A10,12)

1996        Jun 9, White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," said it was wrong for an investigator to have obtained secret FBI files on 341 people, including prominent Republicans. President Clinton agreed with Panetta that an apology was called for.
    (AP, 6/9/97)
1996        Jun 9, The latest US unemployment rate was 5.6%.
    (SFC, 6/9/96, Par, p.9)
1996        Jun 9, Australian swimmer Susie Maroney was pulled from the water about ten miles from the Florida Keys, but officially in US waters.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, p.A2)
1996        Jun 9, The court of Abu Dhabi, UAR, acquitted 2 officials in the BCCI scandal but upheld sentences against 8 and said they must pay $8.3 million in addition to the original $9 billion in civil damages.
    (WSJ, 6/11/96, p.A9B)
1996        Jun 9, Police in southern Guangdong Province in China have shut down production lines at 2 factories since May 30 that were making and processing video disks.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C2)
1996        Jun 9, Croatian police announced the arrest of a Bosnian Croat, Zlatko Aleksovski, charged with murder and mistreatment of Muslim prisoners. He is one of six men charged with killing Muslims in the central Lasva Valley 3 years ago.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C16)
1996        Jun 9, In Russia a rebel spokesman said that the two sides have agreed on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya by the end of August.
    (SFC, 6/10/96, C2)
1996        Jun 9, An article described the pulsar B1257+12, 1,300 light-years away, measured by Alex Wolszczam. Measurements indicate a planetary system nearby. Other stars with planets include 51 Pegasi, 70 Virginis, 47 Ursae Majoris and 55 Cancri. It was later proposed that the evidence for the planets was caused by energy waves circling their home star.
    (SFC, 6/9/96, Parade p.10-13)(SFC, 2/27/97, p.A6)

1997        Jun 9, US  Force Gen. Joseph Ralston gave up his fight to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his candidacy doomed by the clamor over his admission that he'd had an adulterous affair years ago.
    (AP Internet 6/9/98)
1997        Jun 9, BankAmerica Corp. announced that it would acquire the investment banking firm Robertson Stephens & Co. for $540 million in cash.
    (SFC, 6/9/97, p.A1)
1997        Jun 9, A California state commission decided to raise the salary of Gov. Wilson to $131,040. It would make him the highest paid governor in the nation.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.A19)
1997        Jun 9, In Chechnya Pres. Aslan Maskhadov dissolved secular courts and left only Islamic tribunals in charge of the legal system. Islamic banks were scheduled as well as a conversion from a Latin to Arabic letters.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.A16)
1997        Jun 9, The Chinese film “The Opium War" premiered in Beijing.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.D4)
1997        Jun 9, Danish violinist Nikolai Znaider won the Queen Elizabeth int’l. music prize.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.D4)
1997        Jun 9, In Haiti Premier Rosny Smarth resigned over differences in the legislative voting of Apr 6 that many observers say was rigged. At stake was an int’l. austerity plan supported by Smarth and opposed by Aristide.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.A16)
1997        Jun 9, In Lebanon five Japanese Red Army guerillas went on trial on charges of passport forgery and illegal entry. The light charges prevented their extradition to Japan.
    (SFC, 6/10/97, p.A16)

1998        Jun 9, President Clinton unleashed a torrent of public works money, signing a $203 billion transportation bill.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A2) (AP, 6/9/99)
1998        Jun 9, In Salt Lake City the Southern Baptist Convention approved a new statement on the family that said wives must live in submission to their husbands and that homosexuality was a perversion.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A1)
1998        Jun 9, In Texas three white men, Shawn Allen Berry (23), Lawrence Russell Brewer (31) and John William King (23), were charged for the Jun 7 dragging death murder of James Byrd Jr., a black man.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A3)(AP, 6/9/99)
1998        Jun 9, Heavy fighting erupted on the Ethiopian-Eritrean frontier in the latest stage of their undeclared war.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A8)
1998        Jun 9, Senegal and Guinea sent troops to aid Pres. Vieira in Guinea-Bissau. Rebels led by Ansumane Mane had just staged a coup to end the 18-year rule of Pres. Vieira, who was accused of corruption.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A9)
1998        Jun 9, Some 30 Haitians drowned when police in the British Turks and Caicos Islands fired on a boat jammed with about 100 refugees.
    (WSJ, 6/10/98, p.A1)
1998        Jun 9, At least 205 people were killed by a cyclone that hit on India’s western coast at Porbunder. At least 15,000 people were forced to evacuate. The death toll was increased to 420 and 150 people were missing. The death toll was increased to 835.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A9)(WSJ, 6/11/98, p.A1)(SFC, 6/13/98, p.A11)
1998        Jun 9, Pres. Habibie offered to grant special status to East Timor in exchange for peace and signed a decree to release 10 jailed East Timor rebels.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A10)
1998        Jun 9, In Russia Yuri Yurkov, head of the State Statistics Committee, was arrested with 2 top aides for falsifying data to help corporations avoid taxes.
    (SFC, 6/10/98, p.A8)

1999        Jun 9, President Clinton instructed federal law agencies to collect race and gender data on people they stop or arrest, in a move to end racial profiling by police.
    (AP, 6/9/00)
1999        Jun 9, The Pentagon revealed aerial photographs that indicated the destruction of evidence of Serb atrocities in Kosovo. Some 143 graves at Izbica where 270 residents were reported killed, appeared to have been obliterated.
    (USAT, 6/10/99, p.10A)
1999        Jun 9, Germany sent $18 million to the US Treasury for distribution to the survivors of the WW II concentration camps.
    (SFC, 6/22/99, p.A6)
1999        Jun 9, In southern Lebanon guerrillas ambushed an Israeli military patrol and killed 2 soldiers. This prompted Israeli airstrikes.
    (SFC, 6/10/99, p.C3)
1999        Jun 9, Yugoslav and Western generals signed a military agreement to end the 78-day NATO air war against Yugoslavia based on a demonstrable withdrawal of Yugoslav forces from Kosovo and a complete pullout in 11 days.
    (SFC, 6/10/99, p.A1)(SFC, 10/6/00, p.A19)

2000        Jun 9, The Justice Department released a report saying an 18-month investigation had found no credible evidence that conspirators aided or framed James Earl Ray in the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.
    (AP, 6/9/01)
2000        Jun 9, The FBI began discussions on the “Serbian Badman Trojan" computer virus disguised as a movie clip and embedded in some 2000 commercial and home computers.
    (SFC, 6/9/00, p.A7)
2000        Jun 9, Painter Jacob Lawrence (b.1917) died in Seattle at age 82. His family moved to Harlem in 1930.
    (AP, 6/9/01)(WSJ, 8/3/01, p.W8)
2000        Jun 9, George Segal (b.1924), sculptor and painter, died at his home in south Brunswick, N.J., at age 75.
    (SFC, 6/10/00, p.A23)
2000        Jun 9, In Argentina millions of workers went on strike to protest the economic austerity policies of Pres. Fernando de la Rua and the 14% unemployment rate.
    (SFC, 6/10/00, p.A14)
2000        Jun 9, In Brazil legal rights for same-sex couples were extended to include inheritance, pension and social security benefits.
    (SFC, 6/10/00, p.A13)
2000        Jun 9, In Congo the 22-month civil war averaged some 2,600 deaths every day. The total was estimated at 1.7 million dead.
    (SFC, 6/9/00, p.A20)
2000        Jun 9, It was reported that some 5 dozen intravenous drug users in Scotland, Ireland and England had died since April from a mysterious illness. Heroin was later found to be contaminated with Clostridium novyi Type A.
    (SFC, 6/9/00, p.D3)(SFC, 6/15/00, p.A19)(WSJ, 6/16/00, p.A1)
2000        Jun 9, Eritrea accepted an Organization of African Unity plan to end the conflict with Ethiopia.
    (SFC, 6/10/00, p.A12)

2001        Jun 9, The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup by defeating the defending champion New Jersey Devils 3-1 in game seven.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2001        Jun 9, Point Given won the Belmont Stakes.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2001        Jun 9, China and the United States announced an agreement on farm subsidies and other remaining issues blocking Beijing's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2001        Jun 9, Jennifer Capriati beat Kim Clijsters 1-6, 6-4, 12-10, to win the French Open.
    (AP, 6/9/06)
2001        Jun 9, Israeli tank shells killed 3 Palestinian women, Nessra Malaha (65), Salimia Malaha (46) and Hikmet Malaha (17), in the Gaza Strip.
    (SSFC, 6/10/01, p.A15)

2002        Jun 9, Se Ri Pak won the LPGA Championship to become the youngest woman to claim four major championships.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2002        Jun 9, U.S. military officials reported that traces of nerve agents and mustard gas were found in three locations at a U.S. base in Uzbekistan. Later tests reported no contamination.
    (AP, 6/9/02)(SFC, 6/10/02, p.A12)(SFC, 6/24/02, p.A12)
2002        Jun 9, A Georgia woman (63) shot to death 2 sons dying of Huntington's disease at a nursing home. She was charged with murder.
    (WSJ, 6/11/02, p.A1)
2002        Jun 9, Azerbaijan and Russia signed a bilateral accord on the oil-rich Caspian Sea.
    (WSJ, 6/7/02, p.A8)
2002        Jun 9, The Bulgaria Socialist Party re-elected Sergei Stanishev (35), its young, reformist leader, in a landslide victory for the social democratic wing of the party over aging communist hard-liners.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, Pres. Jacques Chirac's mainstream right prevailed in a first round of elections for France's 577-seat National Assembly.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2002        Jun 9, Albert Costa won the French Open over fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2002        Jun 9, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon traveled to Washington for talks with President Bush.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, A bomb exploded in front of a discotheque in Jakarta's Chinatown area in the early hours, wounding five people, one of them seriously, police said.
    (Reuters, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, Iraq and Qatar signed a free-trade agreement to drop customs duties and ease the flow of goods between the two Arab countries, further mending relations damaged by the 1990-91 Gulf War.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, In Mexico a farmer and his two grown children were hacked to death with machetes by their relatives in a family dispute over a plot of land in southern Oaxaca state.
    (AP, 6/9/02)
2002        Jun 9, Thousands of Russian soccer fans rioted in Moscow during their country's loss to Japan in the World Cup.
    (AP, 6/9/03)

2003        Jun 9, Hillary Clinton's memoir "Living History" was released.
    (SFC, 6/9/03, p.A2)
2003        Jun 9, The New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup, defeating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 3-0 in Game 7.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2003        Jun 9, Freddie Mac, a US government-sponsored mortgage company, ousted 3 top officials. The 4th largest US financial company had assets of $722 billion at the end of 2002. Leland Brendsel, CEO, was given a severance package valued at $24 million.
    (WSJ, 6/10/03, p.A1)(WSJ, 6/12/03, p.A3)
2003        Jun 9, Japan pledged $1 billion in aid to help rebuild war-torn Sri Lanka as a major donor conference opened in Tokyo. $2 billion in aid was pledged but without the participation of the country's Tamil rebels.
    (AP, 6/9/03)
2003        Jun 9, As rebels bore down on the capital of Liberia, French helicopters rescued more than 500 Americans, Europeans and other foreigners.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2003        Jun 9, In Mauritania heavy explosions shook Nouakchott, the capital of the Arab-dominated west African nation for a 2nd day as Pres. Maaouya Sid'ahmed Ould Taya, the pro-Western leader, battled a coup attempt. Army officers were reported to be angry over a campaign against Islamic extremists. Pres. Maaouya Sid'Ahmed Ould Taya said the government had regained control.
    (AP, 6/9/03)(WSJ, 6/9/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/9/03, p.A3)(AP, 6/12/03)

2004        Jun 9, A new scoring system for figure skating was approved after the Olympic pairs scandal forced the sport's governing body to make radical changes.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2004        Jun 9-2004 Jun 10, The body of Ronald Reagan was laid in state in the Washington DC Capitol Rotunda. Thousands viewed the flag-draped casket of the 40th president prior to his burial in California.
    (SFC, 6/10/04, A15)(AP, 6/9/05)
2004        Jun 9, G-8 Summit leaders at Sea Island Resort near Savannah, Georgia, called for Middle East reform and a broader role for NATO in Iraq.
    (WSJ, 6/11/04, p.A7)
2004        Jun 9, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed to a record $1.75 million settlement with Clear Channel to resolve indecency complaints against Howard Stern and other radio personalities.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2004        Jun 9, An Afghan commander said that Afghan and U.S. forces killed more than 70 Taliban rebels in a seven-day operation in a mountainous southern district, including at least 20 militants who died in a single clash.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, In Bangladesh a six-story apartment building collapsed in Dhaka, killing at least 11 people and trapping about 25 inside.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, A Chinese state newspaper said 1 baby died and 20 were hospitalized with severe malnutrition in eastern China after drinking low-quality milk powder, two months after a nationwide crackdown on fake infant formula.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, In eastern Congo Government forces regained control of Bukavu without a fight as rebel forces fled.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, Human Rights Watch said as many as one-third of the workers in El Salvador's sugarcane fields are under the age of 18, urging companies to boycott Salvadoran sugar.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, Kurdish parties warned that they might bolt Iraq's new government if Shiites gain too much power. Saboteurs blew up an oil pipeline, forcing a 10 percent cut in electricity output.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, In Fallujah a mortar attack killed 12 members of the Iraqi security force.
    (WSJ, 6/10/04, p.A1)
2004        Jun 9, In Nigeria unions representing millions of workers launched a general strike over fuel price hikes.
    (AP, 6/9/04)
2004        Jun 9, In Nigeria Christians battled Muslims in Abuja, burning homes and places of worship in a dispute over construction of a mosque near a Christian tribal leader's palace. Police confirmed nine deaths and witnesses put the toll at more than 50.
    (AP, 6/10/04)
2004        Jun 9, At least 20 militants were killed in a gunbattle with the Pakistani army in a tense border region where hundreds of al-Qaida militants are suspected to be hiding.
    (AP, 6/10/04)
2004        Jun 9, State-run Turkish TV aired its 1st ever broadcast in the Kurdish dialect of Kurmandji. Hours later Leyla Zana and 3 colleagues were released after spending 10 years in jail for belonging to the PKK rebel group.
    (Econ, 6/12/04, p.50)

2005        Jun 9, Pres Bush nominated CIA and FBI veteran Henry Crumpton as the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism policy. President Bush defended the USA Patriot Act, saying it had made America safer and should be made permanent.
    (Reuters, 6/9/05)(AP, 6/9/06)
2005        Jun 9, The governor of Massachusetts requested federal aid due to an unusually big red tide of toxic algae that has crippled the state’s shellfish industry.
    (WSJ, 6/10/05, p.A1)
2005        Jun 9, Richard Eberhart (101), Pulitzer Prize winning poet, died in New Hampshire.
2005        Jun 9, In Bolivia Vaca Diez, president of the Senate, relinquished his claim to the presidency, as did the president of the lower house. Eduardo Rodriguez, the Supreme Court chief justice, automatically became president.
    (AP, 6/10/05)(Econ, 6/18/05, p.34)
2005        Jun 9, Canada’s high court struck down a Quebec ban on private health insurance that pays for foster care.
    (WSJ, 6/10/05, p.A6)
2005        Jun 9, Chinese officials signed preliminary agreements to invest about $1.5 billion in construction, timber, agriculture and other industries in Russia.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2005        Jun 9, Iraqi Pres. Jalal Talabani said Sunni Muslim Arabs will be given up to 25 seats on the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2005        Jun 9, Clementina Cantoni (32), an Italian aid worker kidnapped at gunpoint in the Afghan capital three weeks ago, was released.
    (AP, 6/10/05)
2005        Jun 9, North Korea boasted it was building more nuclear bombs and had the ability to arm them on missiles.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2005        Jun 9, In the Netherlands thousands of civil servants went on strike to protest declining social benefits and low wages.
    (WSJ, 6/10/05, p.A6)
2005        Jun 9, Russia said it will not back an int’l. investigation into the May 13 suppression of protestors at Andijan, Uzbekistan.
    (WSJ, 9/2/05, p.A13)
2005        Jun 9, The US lifted its freeze on a $10 million aid package for Serbia-Montenegro, saying the Balkan country had shown better cooperation with the UN war crimes tribunal.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2005        Jun 9, Syria's ruling Baath Party endorsed reforms that include allowing some independent political parties, relaxing a state of emergency and granting more press freedom.
    (AP, 6/9/05)
2005        Jun 9, Syrian forces raided a suspected terrorist hideout near the capital, killing 2 men, arresting a third and foiling alleged bombing plots that targeted the nation's Justice Palace.
    (AP, 6/11/05)
2005        Jun 9, A strike over Zimbabwe's razing of shantytowns made a slow start and the opposition boycotted President Robert Mugabe's opening of a new parliament elected in polls critics said were unfair.
    (AP, 6/9/05)

2006        Jun 9, President Bush said the elimination of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi two days earlier "helps a lot" with security problems in Iraq but wouldn't bring an end to the war.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2006        Jun 9, Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay, bowing to legal and ethical troubles, left the House of Representatives.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2006        Jun 9, Leonard Herzenberg, Stanford geneticist and immunologist, was named a winner of the Kyoto Prize for his work in developing the Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS).
    (SFC, 6/9/06, p.B3)
2006        Jun 9, Bosnia's war crimes court said it would deliver Serb war crimes suspect Dragan Zelenovic to the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague after he was handed over to Sarajevo by Russia. Zelenovic, a former policeman, was wanted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia for atrocities committed against non-Serbs in the eastern Foca region during the 1992-95 war. In 2007 Zelenovic was convicted of raping women in Foca and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    (AP, 6/9/06)(AP, 11/1/07)
2006        Jun 9, In Brazil police arrested 28 people suspected of operating an illegal logging ring in the Amazon rain forest and were looking for 46 more. Some 300 officers in five states were involved in the operation to shut down a gang accused of using phony permits to harvest rare tropical hardwoods.
    (AP, 6/9/06)
2006        Jun 9, India announced a 218-million-dollar economic package to help Nepal's new government rebuild the troubled Himalayan country.
    (AFP, 6/9/06)
2006        Jun 9, In India at least five people died and six were injured when a bomb exploded in crowded marketplace in Gauhati, the main city in northeastern Assam state. Police blamed the blasts on the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) rebel group that has been fighting for an independent Assamese homeland since 1979.
    (AP, 6/9/06)
2006        Jun 9, A roadside bomb hit a police patrol in the northern city of Mosul, killing one person and wounding two, and three oil refinery workers were shot to death near Tikrit. 8 bullet-riddled bodies were found floating near Kut, and a firefight west of Baqouba killed five civilians and wounded three. A roadside bomb near Kirkuk killed a US soldier and wounded another.
    (AP, 6/9/06)(AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 9, In Jamaica PM Portia Simpson Miller and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the first women to be elected heads of state in Jamaica and Chile, met in Kingston and said they will remove visa restrictions on travel between Chile and Jamaica and work toward establishing air links to improve trade.
    (AP, 6/9/06)
2006        Jun 9, In Kenya police commissioner Hussein Ali deported Artur Margariyan and Arthur Sargsian, who claimed to be Armenian brothers, for mercenary activities including organizing police raids on television and newspaper offices.
    (Econ, 6/17/06, p.54)
2006        Jun 9, Palestinians fired rockets into Israel and vowed to avenge Israel's assassination of Abu Samhadana, the Hamas government's top security chief. Israeli artillery fired shells at targets in the northern Gaza Strip. 8 civilians, including 5 children, died and over 30 people were wounded at a beachside picnic. The Israeli government issued a statement of egret and launched an investigation. A separate Israeli strike killed 3 people in the northern Gaza Strip.
    (SFC, 6/10/06, p.A3)(AP, 6/11/06)
2006        Jun 9, In Russia finance ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) nations gathered for talks in St. Petersburg. Russia offered to write off $700 million in poor-nation debt.
    (Reuters, 6/9/06)(WSJ, 6/10/06, p.A1)
2006        Jun 9, In Russia gunmen shot and killed a police commander, his three young children, driver and bodyguard in the troubled southern province of Ingushetia.
    (AP, 6/9/06)
2006        Jun 9, Tribal leaders rejected the possibility of UN peacekeepers replacing African Union forces in Darfur, with one chief threatening a "holy war" if non-African troops come to the Sudanese region.
    (AP, 6/10/06)
2006        Jun 9, In northern Tanzania an overloaded bus plunged off a bridge and into a river gorge, killing at least 54 people.
    (AP, 6/9/06)
2006        Jun 9, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b.1927), the world's longest-reigning monarch, began celebrating his 60th anniversary on the throne. He became the 9th king of the Chakri dynasty, succeeding his older brother, Ananda, killed by an unexplained shooting on June 9, 1946.
    (AP, 6/12/06)
2006        Jun 9, A panel of Zimbabwe lawmakers reported that prisoners there face acute food shortages and are going weeks without soap or toilet paper.
    (AP, 6/9/06)

2007        Jun 9, President Bush and Pope Benedict XVI discussed the pontiff's deep worries that Christians in Iraq would not be embraced by the Muslim majority. Bush, denounced by anti-American protesters on the streets of Rome, defended his humanitarian record as he met with the Pope. Bush met with PM Prodi for the first time several hours after seeing the pope.
    (AP, 6/9/07)(AP, 6/9/08)
2007        Jun 9, The Hawaiian canoe Hokulea sailed into the Japanese port of Yokohama, completing a five-month journey of more than 8,500 miles across the Pacific.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, In NY the filly Rags to Riches outdueled Preakness winner Curlin in a breathtaking stretch run and won the Belmont Stakes by a head.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 9, In Delavan, Wisconsin, a shooting inside a home killed six people including twin baby boys. A 1-year-old daughter was found wounded in a nearby vehicle. Place later said Ambrosio Analco committed the murder and suicide.
    (AP, 6/10/07)(SFC, 6/14/07, p.A3)
2007        Jun 9, Boeing and Aeroflot signed a deal for the Russian carrier to acquire 22 Dreamliner jets from the American plane maker.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, J.L. Wade, Illinois bird house maven, died in Arizona. In 1963 he built his first purple martin bird houses in Griggsville, Illinois.
    (WSJ, 6/23/07, p.A8)
2007        Jun 9, In Afghanistan militants attacked three separate posts in Murghab district of Badghis province, sparking a six-hour long battle that left 20 suspected Taliban and two police killed. In southern Zabul province, NATO and Afghan troops clashed with militants and called in airstrikes, leaving 27 suspected Taliban insurgents dead in the district of Shinkay.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 9, Officials from Algeria and the US signed a protocol agreement which will pave the way towards closer cooperation on civilian nuclear energy.
    (AFP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, In Bosnia Karray Kamel bin Ali, alias Abu Hamza, Tunisian-born radical Islamist, was arrested near Zenica. This was several hours after he and possibly three or four others attacked a house owned by Zijad Kovac. 3 family members were wounded.
2007        Jun 9, China said it had rejected a shipment of pistachios from the US because it contained ants, the latest indication the government may be retaliating as Chinese products are turned back from overseas because of safety concerns. Xinhua news agency said rain storms and floods have killed at least 40 people across southern China in recent days and made thousands homeless.
    (AP, 6/9/07)(AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 9, A Cairo court ruled that a private Egyptian university can not ban a visiting student from entering its premises in full Islamic veil.
    (AFP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, An Egyptian girl (10) who contracted the H5N1 bird flu virus died, bringing the number of fatalities from the disease in the most populous Arab country to 15.
    (Reuters, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi said his government had launched a crackdown on a rebel group blamed for several attacks in the country's eastern Ogaden region. It was reported that the World Food Program and others were launching the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECEX).
    (AFP, 6/9/07)(Econ, 6/9/07, p.54)
2007        Jun 9, Recent large seizures of cocaine confirmed that Guinea-Bissau had become a major drug distribution hub. The cocaine from Latin America arrived by boat and plane and was sent on to markets mostly in Europe. Guinea-Bissau’s army controlled the local trade.
    (Econ, 6/9/07, p.54)(Econ, 4/21/12, p.64)
2007        Jun 9, Indian officials said a group claiming to represent the al-Qaida terror network declared a holy war on India over its partial control of the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, Indonesian police captured Abu Dujana (37), a leader of the Southeast Asian terror network blamed for the 2002 Bali bombings and a string of other devastating attacks in recent years. Indonesian police also captured Zarkasih (37), aka Mbah, the head of Southeast Asian extremist network Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for some of the deadliest terror attacks in the region.
    (AFP, 6/13/07)(AFP, 6/15/07)
2007        Jun 9, An apparent rocket attack at the US-run Camp Bucca detention facility in southern Iraq killed at least six detainees and wounded 50. 2 suicide bombers on foot blew themselves up at a police checkpoint at an intersection in Baqouba, killing a policeman and wounding three. A suicide car bomber driving a tanker truck struck an Iraqi army checkpoint at Iskandariyah, killing at least 13 soldiers. Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on police on a foot patrol in Baghdad, killing one officer and wounding another. A parked car exploded as a police patrol drove by in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 7. Clashes between American troops and Shiite militia left at least 5 people dead. An American soldier was killed by small-arms fire in Diyala province. The identification cards of two American soldiers missing since an attack on their unit in May were found in an al-Qaida safe house north of Baghdad, along with video production equipment, computers and weapons.
    (AP, 6/9/07)(AP, 6/10/07)(AP, 6/16/07)
2007        Jun 9, Jordanian police exchanged gunfire with a small group of armed men suspected of stealing electricity and water in a town near the Israeli border. One of the gunmen was killed and several were arrested.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, A concrete wall collapsed onto a maze of homes in a Kenyan slum, killing at least 10 people, including three babies.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, Palestinian gunmen from Gaza broke through Israel's border fortifications and battled Israeli troops near an army post. Israeli Army Radio said troops killed one of the raiders. Medics at a northern Gaza Strip hospital walked off their jobs for a few hours to protest the kidnapping and shooting of a doctor by Palestinian militants, the first physician targeted in months of deadly infighting.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, Lebanon's army pounded Islamic militants hiding in a Palestinian refugee camp in renewed heavy clashes following a few days of intermittent fighting.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, President Gen. Pervez Musharraf withdrew new curbs on media covering Pakistan's growing political crisis, backing down after a week of nationwide protests by journalists and opposition parties. Pakistan said it will join an international initiative aimed at keeping nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists. The initiative, however, only applies to civilian "facilities and activities."
    (AP, 6/9/07)(AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 9, The Philippines and Laos, during a visit of Laotian PM Bouasone Bouphavanh, signed an agreement hoping to boost the minuscule trade between them and encourage their first investment links.
    (AFP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, In Romania police used tear gas against protesters who hurled stones at the annual gay rights parade in Bucharest.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, Russia's most vocal opposition movement, headed by former chess champion Garry Kasparov, demonstrated in St. Petersburg without police violence or interference for the first time in months of protests.
    (AP, 6/10/07)
2007        Jun 9, Ousmane Sembene (84), Senegalese writer and film maker, died. He was often called the “Father of African Cinema." His 1st novel was “Le Docker Noir" (1956). His first feature film was “Le Noire de …" (Black Girl), made in 1966. 
    (WSJ, 6/19/07, p.D5)
2007        Jun 9, Thailand deported 163 ethnic Hmong asylum-seekers to Laos who authorities said had entered the country illegally in recent years trying to reach a large refugee camp.
    (AP, 6/9/07)
2007        Jun 9, Venezuelan authorities seized 2.5 tons of cocaine bound for Africa and arrested nine suspects including four federal police officers and a US citizen.
    (AP, 6/10/07)

2008        Jun 9, Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich defied his party leadership by calling for the impeachment of US President George W. Bush for launching the Iraq war, but his move was not expected to go anywhere.
    (Reuters, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, The US said it will spend seven million dollars to help international observers ensure that presidential elections due at the end of the month in Zimbabwe are free and fair.
    (AFP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, In New York Samuel Israel III (48), the former chief executive of hedge fund firm Bayou Management LLC, was supposed to begin serving a 20-year prison term. Israel had pleaded guilty in 2005 for losses that cost investors some $400 million. His car was found near the Bear Mountain Bridge over the Hudson River. The words “suicide is painless" were written in the dust on the hood. Israel surrendered to police in Massachusetts on July 2.
    (WSJ, 6/11/08, p.A1)(SFC, 7/3/08, p.C3)
2008        Jun 9, Engineers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory and IBM Corp. unveiled, the world's fastest supercomputer, a $100 million machine that for the first time has performed 1,000 trillion calculations per second in a sustained exercise. Named Roadrunner it will be used primarily on nuclear weapons work.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 9, Budweiser, US beer brewer, announced that it would go on sale in Vietnam.
    (Econ, 6/14/08, p.82)
2008        Jun 9, Afghan officials uncovered 236 tons of marijuana in a massive drug bust in southern Kandahar province. The drugs, estimated to be worth more than $400 million, were burned on site.
    (AP, 6/11/08)
2008        Jun 9, Thousands of demonstrators marched on the US Embassy to demand that Washington extradite Carlos Sanchez Berzain, a former Bolivian defense minister, who directed a military crackdown on riots that killed at least 60 people in 2003.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 9, British constable Ian Terry (32), a father of two from Burnley, was fatally shot by a colleague during a training exercise in a disused warehouse in Manchester. An inquest in 2010 found he had been unlawfully killed. In 2012 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said Greater Manchester police and two of the force's officers will be prosecuted over the death of the constable.
    (AFP, 3/7/12)
2008        Jun 9, Some 32 common dolphins were found beached in and around a creek off the Percuil River, near Falmouth, England. Some were rescued, but 26 dolphins suffered painful, protracted deaths. 2 days later a marine animal protection group said the dolphins may have been killed after becoming disoriented by British navy sonar exercises.
    (AP, 6/11/08)
2008        Jun 9, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak warned that the population could more than double to reach 160 million by 2050, hindering social and economic development unless something is done about the "urgent" problem.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, Indonesia issued a quasi-ban against a minority Islamic sect in the face of violent protests by Muslim hardliners. Liberal Indonesians accused the government of caving in to extremists. Ahmadiyah leaders said they did not recognize the decree and would appeal.
    (AFP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 9, Iran's supreme leader told the visiting Iraqi prime minister that the US military presence is the main cause of Iraq's problems. A parked car packed with munitions exploded near a passing Iraqi army patrol in eastern Baghdad, killing three civilians and an army lieutenant. An alleged al-Qaida in Iraq bomber was captured with another suspect in Mosul, and another five men were arrested south of the city. Gunmen broke into three gold shops in west Baghdad killing 3 goldsmiths and wounding another. US soldiers under heavy fire during a raid in northwestern Iraq called in airstrikes and killed five suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militants.
    (AP, 6/9/08)(SFC, 6/10/08, p.A12)
2008        Jun 9, Israeli officials said they have transferred millions of dollars in delayed tax revenue to the Palestinian authority, money that will help pay thousands of workers who have not received their May wages.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, Safaricom Ltd., a Kenya-based mobile-phone operation, made its debut in East Africa’s largest public offering valued at about $800 million. Shares in a 25% stake were offered at 5 Kenyan shillings and closed at 7 shillings. The company enabled customers to transfer money and at this time moved some $1.5 million a day across Kenya.
    (WSJ, 6/10/08, p.C1)(Econ, 6/7/08, p.78)
2008        Jun 9, Bronislovas Lubys (b.1938), former prime minister of Lithuania (1992-1993) and president of Achemos Grupe, was named the richest man in Lithuania with a personal worth of three billion litas (870 million euros). He moved up to the top spot from last year according to the newest rankings by Veidas magazine. Last year’s number one, Nerijus Numavicius fell to second with a value of 2.8 billion litas (810 million euros). In third place was MG Baltic’s owner Darius Mockus with 2.3 billion litas (666 million euros).
2008        Jun 9, A note threatening a Mexican journalist was found outside the office of a newspaper in southern Mexico, two days after someone left a severed head there. The letter was directed at Juan Padilla, editor of El Correo de Tabasco, which recently carried reports about migrant smuggling and kidnapping in the area.
    (AP, 6/10/08)
2008        Jun 9, UN helicopters fanned out across Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta, ferrying critical supplies to villages struggling to survive since a devastating cyclone struck more than five weeks ago.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, Militants attacked an oil security vessel off the coast of Nigeria and seized eight navy personnel and a local Cameroon official. 3 soldiers escaped. On June 15 Cameroon military headquarters said authorities searching for the six people found five mutilated and bullet-riddled bodies buried in the mangroves.
    (Reuters, 6/9/08)(Reuters, 6/16/08)
2008        Jun 9, Panama security forces found 6 tons of cocaine in 273 packets on board three boats off Coiba island. Police were searching for 15 people who escaped the raid.
    (AP, 6/11/08)
2008        Jun 9, Russia and Norway met for 2-days talks in the hope of making progress in a decades-old dispute over their maritime border in the Barents Sea, a part of the Arctic that could hold large oil and gas reserves. After visiting the Norwegian town of Kirkenes, the ministers will go to Murmansk in northwest Russia.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, A soldier and a police officer were killed when unidentified gunmen fired at a train carrying troops from Chechnya that had pulled in to the town of Khasavyurt in the republic of Dagestan.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, Somalia’s government signed an agreement with an opposition alliance calling for an end to violence and the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops. A leader of the ousted Islamic movement rejected the UN-brokered deal.
    (SFC, 6/10/08, p.A3)(SFC, 6/11/08, p.A15)
2008        Jun 9, South Africa's ruling African National Congress party chief Jacob Zuma kicked off a visit to India with talks with PM Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
    (AP, 6/9/08)
2008        Jun 9, A Yemeni security court convicted 13 Shiite rebels of plotting terrorist attacks, sentencing one of them to death.
    (AP, 6/9/08)

2009        Jun 9, The US Justice Department said authorities have brought Ahmed Ghailani (b.~1974), the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing US embassies. Ghailani was indicted in 1998 for the al-Qaida bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, attacks which killed more than 224 people, including 12 Americans.
    (AP, 6/9/09)
2009        Jun 9, The US Treasury Department said it has approved 10 of the nation's largest banks to repay $68 billion in government bailout money.
    (AP, 6/9/09)
2009        Jun 9, The SEC filed suit in San Francisco against Peter C. Son (37) of Danville for allegedly defrauding 500 investors of $80 million in a Ponzi scheme. Jin K. Ching (46) of Los Altos was also charged for bilking their Korean American victims from 2003-2008 through SNC Asset Management Inc. of Pleasanton and SNC Investments of New York. In 2010 Peter C. Son was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.
    (SFC, 6/10/09, p.C4)(SFC, 7/31/10, p.C1)
2009        Jun 9, The SF School Board voted 4:3 to allow the JROTC program to satisfy physical education requirements, restoring the program to nearly its original condition before a 2006 effort to kill it.
    (SFC, 6/10/09, p.B1)
2009        Jun 9, In California, George Torres, founder of a grocery store chain, was released on $1 million bond after a judge tossed out racketeering and conspiracy charges regarding orders for killing a rival. He remained convicted of 53 lesser charges.
    (SFC, 6/10/09, p.B3)
2009        Jun 9, In Garner, North Carolina, an unexplained explosion at a ConAgra Slim Jim factory left at least 2 people dead.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 9, In New Mexico a helicopter crashed while attempting to rescue Megumi Yamamoto, a Japanese graduate student who was hiking in the mountains above Santa Fe. Police Sgt Andy Tingwall and Yamamoto died in the crash.
    (SFC, 6/15/09, p.A6)
2009        Jun 9, In northeastern Afghanistan a grenade explosion in a crowded bazaar near a convoy of US Army troops in Kunar province killed 2 people and wounded about 50, many of them children. Three US troops were wounded in the blast. In western Ghor province a US military airstrike failed to kill Mullah Mustafa, a militant commander with reported links to Iran's elite military Quds Force. Ghor deputy Gov. Karimuddin Rezazada later said that 10 civilians, including five children, and 12 militants were killed in the airstrikes in Shahrak district. An Afghan official said a three-day operation against Taliban fighters in southern Uruzgan province killed 30 militants.
    (AP, 6/9/09)(AP, 6/10/09)(AP, 6/11/09)
2009        Jun 9, In Argentina judge Rodolfo Canicoba Corral asked Interpol to detain Samuel Salman (43), who is believed to be living in Lebanon, for involvement in the July 18, 1994, bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people.
    (AP, 6/9/09)
2009        Jun 9, In Australia a protest involving hundreds of Indian students turned into a "vigilante" attack in Sydney overnight, in the latest flare-up in racial tensions in recent weeks. Police said a group wielding sticks and baseball bats attacked men of "Middle Eastern appearance" in apparent retaliation for an earlier assault on an Indian man.
    (AFP, 6/9/09)
2009        Jun 9, Two retired Chilean generals were sentenced to prison for shipping arms to Croatia in 1991 at the time of its battle for independence from Yugoslavia. The arms had been labeled as Chilean humanitarian aid for Sri Lanka. Army Gen. Guillermo Letelier and Air Force Gen. Vicente Rodriguez were sentenced to three years in prison. Letelier also was sentenced to 541 days for falsifying documents.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 9, Russia’s Pres. Medvedev visited Dagestan. He went to police bases and reviewed troops, lavishly covered by state-controlled TV. Medvedev blamed what he called foreign "freaks" for inciting the violence. Hours after Medvedev left Dagestan, a riot police officer was shot and killed as he headed home after work not far from a base where Medvedev had watched counterterrorism exercises. In another part of the Dagestan capital, a road police officer was killed after trying to stop a car to check documents.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 9, In France Veronique Courjault (41), went on trial after admitting killing two baby boys born secretly in Seoul in 2002 and 2003, and a third child born in France in 1999. On June 18 she was convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison.
    (AFP, 6/9/09)(SFC, 6/19/09, p.A2)
2009        Jun 9, Arcandor, the owner of Germany’s larges chain of department stores, filed for bankruptcy. In 2007 Arcandor’s property portfolio was spun off saddling its 91 Karstadt department stores with high rents.
    (Econ, 6/13/09, p.66)
2009        Jun 9, An Indian air force transport plane crashed near the disputed Chinese border in the  mountains of northeast Arunachal Pradesh state. All 14 on board were killed.
    (Reuters, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 9, In Indian Kashmir 30 protesters were hurt when police fired shots in the air and teargas during fresh protests over the alleged rape and murder of two Muslim women.
    (AFP, 6/9/09)
2009        Jun 9, In Mexico 2 Sonora state government officials, whose wives are owners of the ABC day care center where 44 children died in a fire, resigned saying they wanted to clear the way for an investigation into the June 5 blaze.
    (AP, 6/10/09)
2009        Jun 9, In Nigeria MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta) set a pumping station of US oil giant Chevron on fire. Government troops killed seven civilians in a waterway at Kangbene community in Delta state according to a MEND claim on June 12. The military denied the incident.
    (AFP, 6/10/09)(AFP, 6/12/09)
2009        Jun 9, In Pakistan the military started shelling Taliban hide-outs in the Bannu district in the northwest. The shelling began after a deadline given to tribal leaders in the region to hand over militant suspects by the end of June 8 had expired. At least nine people were killed when three attackers shot their way through a security checkpost and rammed an explosives-laden truck into Peshawar's five-star Pearl Continental.
    (AP, 6/9/09)(AFP, 6/10/09)(AFP, 6/11/09)
2009        Jun 9, In the Philippines lawyer and radio commentator Crispin Perez Jr. was killed in Mindoro Occidental province by motorcycle-riding gunman. His wife said the attack may have been work-related.
    (AP, 6/17/09)
2009        Jun 9, South African health activist Thembi Ngubane (24) died of tuberculosis leaving behind a daughter (4). Her radio diaries of her struggle against the AIDS virus won her audiences and admiration around the world. Ngubane was 19 when she was given a tape recorder to make an audio diary about living with HIV in a country where nearly one third of young women are infected with the virus.
    (AP, 6/12/09)

2010        Jun 9, The Chicago Blackhawks ended 49 years of Stanley Cup frustration with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers that clinched the National Hockey League's best-of-seven championship series.
    (Reuters, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 9, The US, Russia and France dismissed a proposal by Iran to swap some of its enriched uranium for reactor fuel hours before an expected UN Security Council vote on new sanctions. The UN Security Council endorsed a 4th round of sanctions against Iran.
    (AP, 6/9/10)(Econ, 6/12/10, p.15)
2010        Jun 9, US officials arrested 429 individuals in 16 states as part of the 22-month Project Deliverance operation targeting illegal drugs from Mexico. Agents seized over 90 pounds of heroin, 2,900 pounds of marijuana, other illegal drugs and over $5 million.
    (SFC, 6/11/10, p.A8)
2010        Jun 9, A US district Court in Manhattan sentenced Syed Hashmi (30), a Pakistani American, to 15 years in prison for helping an Al-Qaida operative supply raincoats, ponchos and waterproof socks to militants in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 6/10/10, p.A5)
2010        Jun 9, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged 10 million dollars to coax telecommunications and finance companies to set up mobile phone banking services for Haiti's poor.
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, In southern Afghanistan Insurgents shot down a NATO helicopter and killed four American troops in Helmand province. A local official said the Taliban hanged a 7-year-old boy in public in Helmand province for alleged spying. A 12-13 year-old suicide bomber detonated his vest at a wedding party for a family with ties to police in the Taliban's heartland, killing over 40 people and wounding dozens more in Nadahan village in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province. Insurgents dragged a Kandahar provincial council member, Amir Mohammad Noorzai, from his house and fatally shot him.
    (AP, 6/9/10)(AP, 6/10/10)(SFC, 6/10/10, p.A2)(SFC, 6/11/10, p.A2) 
2010        Jun 9, The Bosnian war crimes court indicted three members of a Bosnian Serb paramilitary group over killings, torture and detention of Muslims in eastern Bosnia early in the 1992-95 war. Milan Kornjaca (56) Milorad Zivkovic 54) and Dusko Tadic (46) were charged with taking part in a widespread and systematic attack on Muslim civilians in the town of Cajnice from mid-April to end-May 1992.
    (Reuters, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, In Prague nonbinding international rules for returning real estate stolen by the Nazis were presented following agreement by 40 countries.
    (AP, 6/9/10)     
2010        Jun 9, The Technology Academy of Finland awarded Michael Graetzel of Switzerland, a German-born chemist, the international Millennium Technology Prize for inventing low-cost solar cells used in renewable energy. The prize included euro800,000 ($960,000).
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, In Iraq a suicide bomber riding on a motorcycle killed two bystanders while targeting an American military convoy in Muqdadiyah. Masked gunmen killed three jewelers before fleeing with a large amount of gold in a sophisticated attack Basra, underscoring fears that street crime is soaring as sectarian fighting wanes.
    (AP, 6/9/10)(AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 9, Israel eased a three-year blockade of Gaza to allow in some previously banned food items in an effort to defuse the worldwide furor over its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound international flotilla. But critics said the step falls far short of what is needed in the impoverished Palestinian territory. Vandals defaced a mosque in northern Israel, a day after Israeli troops demolished unauthorized construction in a West Bank settlement.
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, Libya and Greece signed an accord that paves the way for "strategic cooperation" between the two countries during the Greek premier's visit to the oil-rich country. The memorandum of understanding envisages cooperation" in the areas of investment, energy, tourism, food production, finance and renewable energy.
    (AFP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 9, Mexican officials said its has navy found more than 44 pounds (20kg) of explosives in a trendy residential neighborhood in the capital after exchanging information with US authorities.
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, The Netherlands held parliamentary elections. Voters appeared likely to shift the Netherlands to the right in national elections dominated by concerns over the rising national debt and discontent over immigration. Dutch politicians scrambled the next day to sort out who will form the country's next government, after polarized voters backed parties on both the right and the left with very different ideas on budget cuts and Muslim immigration. With 99.5 percent of votes counted, the pro-business VVD led Labor 31 seats to 30 in the 150-seat parliament.
    (AP, 6/9/10)(AP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 9, In Pakistan gunmen in an overnight raid attacked military vehicles and goods destined for NATO in Afghanistan, torching up to 60 trailers and killing seven people in an unprecedented assault near Islamabad.
    (AFP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, Russia said it had captured Ali Taziyev, from Ingushetia province, an insurgent ringleader responsible for hundreds of deaths in the troubled North Caucasus region, where the Kremlin is struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency.
    (Reuters, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, In Senegal the French flag was lowered at a military base and the West African country's colors hoisted in a ceremony to mark the start of a handover of French bases.
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, In South Africa an armed gang stole electronic equipment from a team of Portuguese journalists during a robbery at their lodge near Johannesburg. The next day China’s state media reported that an armed gang had stolen money and a camera from four Chinese journalists covering the World Cup.
    (AFP, 6/10/10)
2010        Jun 9, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse began his first foreign trip to influential neighbor India since being re-elected, in a visit that drew protests from Indian Tamils.
    (AP, 6/9/10)
2010        Jun 9, Zimbabwe’s farmers' union said at least 16 white farmers have come under attack over the last week, including several South African nationals and a farm owned by Malaysian investors. The attackers were trying to evict them, although many of the farmers have court orders allowing them to stay on their land.
    (AFP, 6/9/10)

2011        Jun 9, In New York, officials of Citibank acknowledged that hackers had breached their system in May and gained access to the names, account numbers and e-mail addresses of about 200,000 customers.
            (AP, 6/9/11)
2011        Jun 9, Goldman Sachs Group agreed to pay a $10 million fine and stop giving special treatment to wealthy clients, in a consent order that settled an action brought by Massachusetts’ securities regulators. Goldman Sachs was accused of having a two-tiered approach to its Massachusetts customers: giving preferential financial advice and tips to its wealthiest clients, while not giving its other customers equal access to that information.
            (Reuters, 6/9/11)   
2011        Jun 9, In a federal court in Chicago, a jury found Pakistani-born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana guilty of plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper that had printed cartoons of the prophet Muhammad; but they failed to convict him of providing material support to the militant group that planned the deadly attack on Mumbai, India, which killed 166 people.
            (AP, 6/9/11)
2011        Jun 9, Robert Bentley, the Republican governor of Alabama, signed a harsh new anti-immigration law. Among the provisions in the legislation, schools will be required to check the immigration status of their students, and landlords will be expected to do the same when renting an apartment; it will be a crime to knowingly give a ride to a person who illegal, and when police conduct a traffic stop, they  can  arrest any person suspected of being in the country illegally.
             (AP, 6/9/11)
2011        Jun 9, California officials reported that giant Central Valley water pumps killed 6 million young splittail fish last month and tens of thousands of imperiled chinook salmon since October.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.A1)
2011        Jun 9, Yusuf Bey (25), former head of Your Black Muslim Bakery, was found guilty of 3 counts of murder for ordering the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007. Bey had wanted Bailey dead to stop the publication of an unflattering investigative report. Bailey had been looking into the bakery’s finances and the business practices of its ownership. Antoine Mackay (25) was convicted of 2 counts of first-degree murder for the killings of Bailey and Michael Wills (36). The jury split on the murder of Odell Robertson (31).
            (SFC, 6/9/11)
2011        Jun 9, Malikah Shabazz (46), the daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X, was released from, jail in NYC after pleading guilty to stealing the identity of an elderly family friend and running up over $55,000 in credit card bills. She was arrested in North Carolina on Feb 18.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.A8)
2011        Jun 9, It was announced that the world’s wealthiest dog has died. Trouble, the pet of billionaire hotel tycoon Leona Helmsley, died at age 12. Helmsley provoked controversy when she cut several of her grandchildren from her will and left the money for the care and maintenance of her pet Maltese.  The money will now go into the Helmsley Charitable Trust.
            (NYT, 6/9/11)
2011        Jun 9, The Afghan government said gunmen have killed 9 people in a nighttime attack on a wedding party in Nangarhar province.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 9, London said it will allow the Scottish Government to start borrowing money for infrastructural investment from 2011, earlier than a proposal to give Scotland full borrowing powers from April 2015.
    (Reuters, 2/16/12)
2011        Jun 9, German authorities reported that 3 more people have died from E. coli raising the toll to 29 in less than 6 weeks.
    (SFC, 6/10/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 9, Guatemalan authorities said they have arrested Hector Bol de la Cruz (70), a former national police chief, for his alleged involvement in the civil-war era disappearance of union activist Edgar Fernando Garcia.
    (SFC, 6/10/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 9, Indian news reported that 2 wild elephants killed a man and injured other people in Mysore.
    (SFC, 6/9/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 9, Nations currently involved in supporting the rebels in their fight against Libyan dictator Moammar Khaddafi have pledged more than one billion dollars in aid to the anti-Khaddafi forces. Among the nations pledging the aid were Australia, France, Italy, and Turkey.
            (NYT, 6/9/11)
2011        Jun 9, Five Mexican soccer players tested positive for clenbuterol, a steroid. The Mexican Soccer Federation officials had no other recourse but to send 5 of their players home for failing the steroid test. The players contend that they did not commit any wrongdoing and the positive test for clenbuterol may be caused by inadvertently ingesting contaminated meat. Mexico's health department said the next day that occurrences of contaminated beef in Mexico are less than one in a million.
2011        Jun 9, In northern Myanmar fighting began 9 when government troops allegedly shelled a Kachin base in a bid to force the rebel fighters from a strategic region where China is constructing major hydropower plants.
    (AP, 6/16/11)
2011        Jun 9, Russian officials said a wave of wildfires this year have already torched 1.48 million acres of mainly Siberian forests and left 3 fire fighters dead.
    (SFC, 6/10/11, p.A2)
2011        Jun 9, In Sudan fighting resumed for a 5th day along the north-south order.
    (SFC, 6/10/11, p.A2)
2011           Jun 9, In Syria government troops surrounded Jisr al-Shughour in a crack down on rebels. Over 2,400 people fled the area escaping over the border into Turkey, where they were settled in a temporary refugee camp. Policemen turned their guns on each other and soldiers shed their uniforms rather than obey orders to fire on protesters. 3 young men from Latakia were beheaded by forces loyal to Assad.
    (Reuters, 6/9/11)(SFC, 6/10/11, p.A5)

2012        Jun 9, In Alabama several people were shot at an apartment complex near Auburn Univ. when a fight broke out during a pool party. 2 former Auburn football players were among 3 people killed. Suspect Desmonte Leonard (22) turned himself over to police on June 12.
    (AFP, 6/11/12)(SFC, 6/12/12, p.A6)(SFC, 6/13/12, p.A8)
2012        Jun 9, In Sacramento, Ca., an assailant entered a home and shot 3 people dead. The suspected gunman was also found dead in the home.
    (SFC, 6/11/12, p.C4)
2012        Jun 9, In Selma, Ca., police found Avtar Singh (47) dead in his living room. His 36-year-old wife and three-year-old son were dead in a bed in the master bedroom. His 17-year-old son lay dead in his bedroom. A third son (15), was barely alive in another room and later died. All had been shot in the head. In 2011, Singh was arrested after his wife said he choked her, and police discovered Singh was a former Indian Army major who was wanted for the 1996 killing of Jalil Andrabi, a lawyer and prominent human rights advocate in the disputed Himalayan region of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
    (AP, 6/16/12)
2012        Jun 9, In Las Vegas Timothy Bradley ended Manny Pacquiao's 15-fight winning streak with a stunning split decision victory, seizing the Filipino icon's World Boxing Organization welterweight title. Judge Jerry Roth scored the bout 115-113 for Pacquiao, while C.J. Ross and Duane Ford both saw it 115-113 for Bradley, even though it appeared Pacquiao hurt Bradley throughout the fight.
    (AFP, 6/10/12)
2012        Jun 9, The Afghan government sacked five officials for "negligence" after 32 prisoners, including members of the Taliban, escaped on June 7 when gunmen attacked a jail. A suspected Taliban suicide bomber wearing a burqa killed 4 French soldiers and wounded five others in an attack on a convoy of NATO-led troops in Kapisa province.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, Bahraini police wounded several people when they fired sound bombs, tear gas and bird shot to disperse dozens who protested across several Shiite areas.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, China’s state media reported that authorities have fired or disciplined 12 police officers — including Jinning county police chief Da Qiming and Jincheng township police chief Zhao Huiyun, who were sacked last month, — for inadequately investigating a series of murders in southwest China in which victims were dismembered and buried.
    (AP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, In Cuba Garcia Perez was beaten and arrested by police after testifying about opposition harassment before a US Senate committee via a video hookup from the US Interest section in Havana.
    (SFC, 6/14/12, p.A5)
2012        Jun 9, Euro zone finance ministers agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to help its battered banks.
    (Reuters, 6/10/12)(SSFC, 6/10/12, p.A6)
2012        Jun 9, Indian demonstrators supporting the global hacking movement Anonymous took to the streets to protest against what they consider growing government censorship of the Internet. Concerns about Internet freedom stemmed from an update to India’s Information Technology Act that was given by the IT and communications ministry in April last year.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, In northern Iraqi 5 bombs exploded at an oil field, damaging two pipelines without affecting the country's vital crude exports. The Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline pumps between 450,000 to 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, In southern Libya new fighting broke out between members of the Toubou minority and government forces, with unconfirmed reports that at least five people were killed.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, The International Criminal Court demanded the release of four of its staffers it says are being detained in Libya, where they are part of an official mission sent to meet with the imprisoned son of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
    (AP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, Myanmar police and army reinforcements were deployed to Rakhine State, which borders Bangladesh, to quell the violence after villagers' homes were set ablaze.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, In northern Nigeria 2 gunmen in Kano shot dead an official of the secret police, Aminu Isa, and fled. Isa's friend was shot in both legs and later died in the hospital.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, In Pakistan gunmen killed four policemen in a drive-by shooting on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta.
    (AFP, 6/9/12)
2012        Jun 9, Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa. For the first time in the uprising regime tanks opened fire in streets of Damascus, with shells slamming into residential buildings. At least four people were killed. At least 111 people, 83 civilians and 28 soldiers, were killed, according to Observatory figures.
    (AP, 6/9/12)(AFP, 6/10/12)

2013        Jun 9, The Broadway musical “Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, won 6 Tony Awards.
    (SFC, 6/10/13, p.A6)
2013        Jun 9, In Texas Alf Stefan Andersson (59), a University of Houston professor and researcher, was stabbed to death. His girlfriend Ana Trujillo (45) was later accused of stabbing Andersson in the face at least 25 times with a platform pump stiletto heel. On April 8, 2014, a jury found Trujillo guilty. On April 11 Trujillo was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 4/2/14, p.A5)(, 4/11/14)
2013        Jun 9, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said that Edward Snowden (29), a contractor who says he worked at the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, is the source of leaks about a phone records monitoring program and an Internet scouring program called PRISM. Snowden was working in an NSA office in Hawaii until he left for Hong Kong on May 20.
    (AP, 6/10/13)(Econ, 6/15/13, p.11)
2013        Jun 9, In China Liu Zhijun (60), who oversaw the ministry's high-profile bullet train development, wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency at his trial on corruption charges.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, A Chinese court sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison — an unusually harsh punishment for a business dispute that the activist's wife immediately decried as a vendetta against the whole family.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, In Egypt suspected militants shot dead a counterterrorism police officer in the Sinai Peninsula after they swerved in front of his car while he was driving. Maj. Mohammed Abdelaziz (30) managed to kill one of his two assailants in the gunfight in the town of el-Arish.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, At least 21 flood-related deaths have been reported in central Europe. A week of heavy rains and flooding caused extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, A UN special representative said Guinea's ruling party and opposition have succeeded in drafting a framework which might allow the country to move forward with much-delayed legislative elections.
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 9, India's main opposition party announced that Narendra Modi, a deeply divisive Hindu ideologue, will head its 2014 election campaign.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, Iraq's PM Nouri al-Maliki made a rare visit to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in a bid to melt the ice between the Kurds and the Shiite-led central government. A suicide attack in Baghdad claimed the lives of 7 people.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, In Lebanon men wielding batons and wearing yellow arm bands evoking Hezbollah attacked protesters outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut during a rally against the militant group's participation in the Syrian civil war. One protester was killed.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, Government delegates from North and South Korea held preparatory talks at a "truce village" on their heavily armed border aimed at setting ground rules for a higher-level discussion on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, In Pakistan two roadside bombs killed 2 soldiers in North Waziristan. Four gunmen riding on motorcycles in Karachi killed 2 police officers and seriously wounded a third.
    (AP, 6/9/13)
2013        Jun 9, In Sri Lanka coastal areas the death toll from winds and monsoon rains rose to 27. The navy searched for 29 missing fisherman following the rains and winds that hit a day earlier.
    (SFC, 6/10/13, p.A2)
2013        Jun 9, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that Mohammed Qatta (14) was arrested by Islamist rebel fighters in Aleppo for insulting the Prophet Mohammed, beaten and then shot in the mouth and neck in front of his family.
    (abcNEWS, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 9, Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged leaders of the Iraqi al-Qaida branch and the Nusra Front in Syria to end their disagreements and "stop any verbal or actual attacks against one another."
    (AP, 6/10/13)
2013        Jun 9, In Yemen 13 Shiite protesters were killed in clashes with police. The protesters were demanding the release of political detainees, and attempted to storm intelligence headquarters in Sanaa.
    (AP, 6/13/13)

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