Return to home68CE 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.
1064 Jun 9, Coimbra, Portugal,
fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.
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.
p.W14)(Econ, 7/10/10, p.80)
1510 Jun 9, Nicolaas van
Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Harlem, was born.
1529 Jun 9, Zurich declared war
on Catholic cantons.
1534 Jun 9, Jacques Cartier
became the first man to sail into the mouth of the St. Lawrence
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,
1572 Jun 9, Willem van Orange's
army occupied Gelderland.
1597 Jun 9, Jose de Anchieta,
Spanish Jesuit, missionary, died.
1628 Jun 9, Thomas Morton of
Mass. became the 1st person deported from what is now US.
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.
1732 Jun 9, Royal charter for
Georgia was granted to James Oglethorpe.
1772 Jun 9, The 1st naval
attack of Revolutionary War took place when residents of Providence,
RI., stormed the HMS Gaspee, burned it to the waterline and shot the
captain. A Rhode Island ship captain lured the British schooner HMS
Gaspee, sent to Narragansett Bay to enforce trade laws, into shallow
waters a few miles south of Providence, where it ran aground.
Colonists in Providence heard the news and rowed out to it. Later,
no one would tell King George III who set fire to the ship.
(WSJ, 6/24/03, p.A1)(AP, 6/7/18)
1781 Jun 9, George Stephenson,
English engineer, inventor of the steam locomotive, was born in
(HN, 6/9/01)(MC, 6/9/02)
1784 Jun 9, John Carroll was
appointed supervisor of US Catholic Missions.
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
1791 Jun 9, John Howard Payne,
American playwright and actor, was born.
1810 Jun 9, Carl Otto
Ehrenfried Nicolai, composer (Merry Wives of Windsor), was born.
1822 Jun 9, Charles Graham
patented false teeth. [see Mar 9, 1822]
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.
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
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."
1862 Jun 9, Battle of Port
Republic, last of 5 battles in Jackson's Valley camp.
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).
1865 Jun 9, Carl Nielsen,
Danish composer, was born.
1869 Jun 9, Charles Elmer Hires
sold his 1st root beer in Phila.
1870 Jun 9, Washington: Pres
Grant met with Sioux chief Red Cloud.
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."
9/12/09, p.92)(SSFC, 11/27/11, p.F5)
1877 Jun 9, Meta Vaux Warrick,
world renowned sculptor, was born.
1883 Jun 9, The 1st commercial
electric railway line began operation Chicago.
1891 Jun 9, Cole Porter
(d.1964), American composer and lyricist, was born. [see Jun 9,
1891 Jun 9, Painter Paul
Gauguin arrived in Papeete, Tahiti.
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.
1902 Jun 9, The 1st Automat
restaurant opened at 818 Chestnut Street, Phila.
1910 Jun 9, Passenger on SS
Arawatta threw a bottle with note overboard. It was found June 6,
1983, in Queensland.
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.
1923 Jun 9, Bulgaria’s
government was overthrown by the military.
1924 Jun 9, "Jelly-Roll Blues,"
was recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton.
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,
(NPub, 2002, p.11)
1931 Jun 9, Robert H. Goddard
patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
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.
1940 Jun 9, Norway surrendered
to the Nazis during World War II, effective at midnight.
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.
1942 Jun 9, The Japanese high
command announced that "The Midway Occupation operations have been
1943 Jun 9, "Pay-as-you-go"
(withholding) US income tax deductions were authorized. [see Jul 1,
1944 Jun 9, 99 inhabitants of
Tulle were hanged by the SS.
1945 Jun 9, Japanese Premier
Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan will fight to the last rather
than accept unconditional surrender.
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.
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.
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.
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)
1955 Jun 9, Langdon Warner
(b.1881), American archaeologist and art historian, died in
Cambridge, Mass. He was the curator of the Brooklyn Museum from
1947-1949 and specialized in East Asian art.
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.
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.
1963 Jun 9, A US Equal Pay Act
1964 Jun 9, W. Maxwell Aitken
(85), Lord Beaverbrook, English Minister of Info, died.
1969 Jun 9, The U.S. Senate
confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the United
States, succeeding Earl Warren.
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
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
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.
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).
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."
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
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.
1982 Jun 9, Israel wiped out
Syrian SAM missiles in Bekaa Valley.
1983 Jun 9, Margaret Thatcher's
Conservative Party won the British parliamentary election. The
Labour Party under Michael Foot won just 209 seats.
1985 Jun 9, American educator
Thomas Sutherland was kidnapped in Lebanon. He was released in
November 1991 along with fellow hostage Terry Waite.
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.
1987 Jun 9, Sen. Joseph R.
Biden Jr. of Delaware announced his candidacy for the Democratic
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.
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.
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.
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.
1991 Jun 9, Jim Courier gained
his first Grand Slam of tennis as he won the French Open.
1991 Jun 9, Pianist Claudio
Arrau (88) died in Austria.
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.
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."
1993 Jun 9, The Montreal
Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in Game 5 against the Los Angeles
(AP Internet 6/9/98)
1993 Jun 9, Actress Alexis
Smith died in Los Angeles at age 72.
1993 Jun 9, In Japan Crown
Prince Naruhito wed commoner Masako Owada in an elaborate Shinto
(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
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.
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.
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
(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 Air 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.
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
(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 June 7 murder of James
Byrd Jr. (49). King was convicted of murder Feb 23, 1999, and was
executed in 2019. Brewer was found guilty of capital murder on Sep
20, 1999 and was excuted in 2011. Berry was sentenced to life in
(SFC, 6/10/98, p.A3)(SFC, 2/24/99, p.A1)(SFC,
9/14/99, p.A10)(SFC, 9/21/99, p.A3)(SFC, 9/24/99, p.A3)(SFC,
11/19/99, p.A3)(SFC, 4/25/19, p.A8)
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,
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
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
(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.
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
(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,
2000 Jun 9, Eritrea accepted an
Organization of African Unity plan to end the conflict with
(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.
2001 Jun 9, Point Given won the
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
2001 Jun 9, Jennifer Capriati
beat Kim Clijsters 1-6, 6-4, 12-10, to win the French Open.
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
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,
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.
2002 Jun 9, Pres. Jacques
Chirac's mainstream right prevailed in a first round of elections
for France's 577-seat National Assembly.
2002 Jun 9, Albert Costa won
the French Open over fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.
2002 Jun 9, Israeli Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon traveled to Washington for talks with
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.
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.
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
2002 Jun 9, Thousands of
Russian soccer fans rioted in Moscow during their country's loss to
Japan in the World Cup.
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.
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.
2003 Jun 9, As rebels bore down
on the capital of Liberia, French helicopters rescued more than 500
Americans, Europeans and other foreigners.
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
(AP, 6/9/03)(WSJ, 6/9/03, p.A1)(SFC, 6/9/03,
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.
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.
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.
2004 Jun 9, In Bangladesh a
six-story apartment building collapsed in Dhaka, killing at least 11
people and trapping about 25 inside.
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
2004 Jun 9, In eastern Congo
Government forces regained control of Bukavu without a fight as
rebel forces fled.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
(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
(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
(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.
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.
2005 Jun 9, Clementina Cantoni
(32), an Italian aid worker kidnapped at gunpoint in the Afghan
capital three weeks ago, was released.
2005 Jun 9, North Korea boasted
it was building more nuclear bombs and had the ability to arm them
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
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
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.
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.
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
2006 Jun 9, Former Majority
Leader Tom DeLay, bowing to legal and ethical troubles, left the
House of Representatives.
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
2006 Jun 9, Germany opened the
2006 FIFA World Cup, the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial
international football world championship tournament. The games
concluded on July 9.
2006 Jun 9, India announced a
218-million-dollar economic package to help Nepal's new government
rebuild the troubled Himalayan country.
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.
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
(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
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
(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
(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.
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.
2006 Jun 9, In northern
Tanzania an overloaded bus plunged off a bridge and into a river
gorge, killing at least 54 people.
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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
2007 Jun 9, A concrete wall
collapsed onto a maze of homes in a Kenyan slum, killing at least 10
people, including three babies.
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.
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.
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.
2007 Jun 9, In Romania police
used tear gas against protesters who hurled stones at the annual gay
rights parade in Bucharest.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
2008 Jun 9, A Yemeni security
court convicted 13 Shiite rebels of plotting terrorist attacks,
sentencing one of them to death.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
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 adopted a
resolution imposing a 4th round of sanctions on Iran. It banned Iran
from undertaking any activity related to ballistic missiles capable
of delivering nuclear weapons.
6/9/10)(Econ, 6/12/10, p.15)(SFC, 10/17/15, p.A3)
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.
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.
2010 Jun 9, In Prague
nonbinding international rules for returning real estate stolen by
the Nazis were presented following agreement by 40 countries.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
(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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
(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.
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.
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)
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
2012 Jun 9, In Pakistan gunmen
killed four policemen in a drive-by shooting on the outskirts of the
southwestern city of Quetta.
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
(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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2013 Jun 9, India's main
opposition party announced that Narendra Modi, a deeply divisive
Hindu ideologue, will head its 2014 election campaign.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
2014 Jun 9, Pres. Obama
expanded a 2010 program to alleviate the burden of student loan debt
incurred after Oct 2007. Borrowers will pay no more than 10 percent
of their monthly income to settle student loan debt incurred anytime
in the past.
(SFC, 6/10/14, p.A6)
2014 Jun 9, Detroit officials
said General Motors, Ford and Chrysler are pledging $26 million to
help support retiree pensions while also keeping the city’s art
treasures off the auction block.
(SFC, 6/10/14, p.A6)
2014 Jun 9, In Nevada Jerad
(31) and Amanda Miller (22) ambushed police officers Alyn Beck (41)
and Igor Soldo eating lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant fatally
shooting them at point-blank range before fleeing to a nearby
Walmart where they killed a 3rd person and then themselves.
(SFC, 6/9/14, p.A6)(SFC, 6/10/14, p.A6)(SSFC,
2014 Jun 9, In Afghanistan
suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a court building in eastern
Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. A NATO service
member died as a result of a non-battle injury in the east. 5
Americans troops and an Afghan were killed in an apparent coalition
airstrike in Zabul province. A military investigation report on Sep
4 said a series of avoidable miscommunications among air and ground
forces led to the mistaken bombing.
(AP, 6/9/14)(AP, 6/10/14)(AFP, 9/4/14)
2014 Jun 9, Brazilian police
and striking subway workers clashed early today in a central Sao
Paulo commuter station, with union officials threatening to maintain
the work stoppage through the World Cup opening match here this
week. Union members voted to temporarily suspend the strike they
began last week, but also decided they would take a new vote on Jun
11 to determine whether to resume the work stoppage June 12.
(AP, 6/9/14)(AP, 6/10/14)
2014 Jun 9, China denounced
Vietnam and the Philippines for getting together on the
Vietnamese-held island of Southwest Cay, a disputed island in the
South China Sea, to play soccer and volleyball, calling it "a clumsy
farce" and demanded both countries stop causing trouble.
2014 Jun 9, Cuban authorities
said eight people are under arrest in connection with a scandal
involving the illicit sale of university entrance exams, days after
thousands of high school students were forced to retake the test.
(SFC, 6/10/14, p.A2)
2014 Jun 9, Egyptian police
arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student
during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country's new
president in Cairo's central Tahrir Square the day before.
2014 Jun 9, In Germany at least
6 people were killed in storms that swept North Rhine-Westphalia,
forcing Duesseldorf airport to shut down, felling trees and leaving
some roads impassable.
2014 Jun 9, In India two men on
a motorcycle shot dead Omveer Singh, a local politician of the
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party of PM Narendra Modi
in Uttar Pradesh, the second such killing in a week.
2014 Jun 9, In northern India a
bus carrying 14 Russian tourists fell into the Bhagirathi River,
killing at least two people in Uttarakhand state.
2014 Jun 9, Iranian President
Hassan Rouhani met with Turkish officials, including PM Recep Tayyip
Erdogan, in the first official Iranian presidential visit to Turkey
2014 Jun 9, In Iraq at least 30
people were killed in a double bombing targeting the offices of PUK,
a Kurdish political party, in the northern town of Tuz Khurmato.
ISIL claimed responsibility.
2014 Jun 9, In Kuwait Al Watan
reported online that a judge ordered its print edition and that of
Alam Al Yawm newspaper to stop publishing for five days because they
had violated a prosecutor-ordered media blackout about a secret
probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf
2014 Jun 9, Libya's top court
rejected the Islamist-led parliament's appointment of a new prime
minister in a contested vote, ending one power struggle as a
renegade general's offensive against Islamist militias in the east
2014 Jun 9, A rights group said
Myanmar security forces "systematically" torture civilians in
conflict-racked Kachin state on the third anniversary of renewed
fighting between government forces ethnic minority insurgents in the
2014 Jun 9, In Pakistan a
suspected Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck into a military
checkpoint on the border with Afghanistan, killing 4 soldiers in
2014 Jun 9, A Russian court
sentenced two men to life in prison and three others to terms
ranging from 12 to 20 years for the 2006 killing of renowned
journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Despite the convictions, it remained
unclear who ordered the killing and Politkovskaya's family said it
will continue to push for the case to be fully solved.
2014 Jun 9, Sierra Leone's
Pres. Ernest Bai Koroma fired his powerful chief of staff, Richard
Conteh, over how he negotiated a mining agreement and his granting
of another company the right to log unlimited amounts of timber.
2014 Jun 9, In Spain a
Eurofighter jet crashed while landing at the Moron air base near
Seville. Media reported that the pilot had died in the crash.
2014 Jun 9, Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad announced a wide-ranging amnesty. He commuted some
death sentences to life imprisonment, reduced jail terms for many
offences and canceled some others altogether. Activists say rebel
infighting in Syria has killed 45 opposition fighters over the past
(Reuters, 6/9/14)(AP, 6/9/14)
2014 Jun 9, Miss Universe
Thailand renounced her title over remarks she made on social media
including one that "red shirt" activists, supporters of ousted prime
minister Yingluck Shinawatra, should all be executed.
2015 Jun 9, US traders said
Cuba has suspended imports of US chicken citing a bird flu epidemic
ravaging the US poultry industry. More than 44 million chickens,
turkeys and other birds have been culled since last December.
2015 Jun 9, US and allied
forces reported 14 air strikes in Iraq and nine in Syria against
Islamic State militants over the last 24 hours.
2015 Jun 9, The US National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expanded two northern
California marine sanctuaries. The Gulf of the Farallones sanctuary
grew from 1,282 to 3,295 square miles and was renamed the Greater
Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Cordell Bank National
Marine Sanctuary expanded from 529 to 1,286 square miles.
(SFC, 6/9/15, p.D1)
2015 Jun 9, A US federal
appeals court upheld parts of Texas’s strict antiabortion law. The
decision could leave as few as seven abortion clinics operating in
(SFC, 6/9/15, p.A8)
2015 Jun 9, Texas police
officer Eric Casebolt, videotaped pulling a gun out at a teen pool
party, resigned in the latest racially-charged incident involving
alleged excessive force by US law enforcement.
2015 Jun 9, Hewlett-Packard Co.
said that it pay the $100 million to a settlement fund to resolve a
lawsuit to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011
acquisition of software maker Autonomy. The money ultimately will go
to people who bought HP shares between Aug. 19, 2011 and Nov. 20,
2015 Jun 9, Afghan officials
said a teachers strike demanding higher pay has shut down at least
27 schools in Kabul.
2015 Jun 9, In Argentina
transportation unions began a national strike to demand the
government lower their income tax rates to offset inflation they say
is eroding their earnings. Private economists have estimated
inflation at around 35 percent.
2015 Jun 9, In China a boy (13)
and his three younger sisters died after drinking liquid pesticide
at home in their village of Tiankan. They had been abandoned by
their parents and neglected by government workers. Two village heads
were soon fired and three other officials — including the district
education chief — were suspended from their work and were being
2015 Jun 9, Egypt, the Arab
world's most populous country, said it aims to reduce the country's
surging fertility rate to 2.4 over the next 15 years, from its
current rate of 3.5.
2015 Jun 9, In eastern India
police killed at least 12 Maoist rebels in a clash early today in
one of their strongholds in Palamau district in Jharkhand state.
Indian special forces attacked rebel camps in Myanmar and claimed to
have killed 40 rebels, but locals said there were no fatalities.
(AP, 6/9/15)(CSM, 6/24/15)
2015 Jun 9, In Nigeria Bukola
Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, was elected as head of the
Senate and the third most powerful figure in the country. 3 women
wearing explosive vests blew up near Maiduguri in an apparent failed
suicide bombing attack on the city.
(AP, 6/9/15)(AP, 6/11/15)
2015 Jun 9, Pakistani military
jets reportedly killed 12 militants in airstrikes in the
northwestern Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border.
2015 Jun 9, Romania's
parliament voted 231-120 to keep the immunity of PM Victor Ponta,
who is a suspect in a corruption probe.
2015 Jun 9, South Korea
reported its seventh death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
(MERS) as the government said it hoped to end the crisis this week.
Eight new infections brought the total number of cases to 95.
2015 Jun 9, In Syria rebel
fighters captured Liwa 52, a major Syrian army base in the south of
the country. Hezbollah fighters came under attack from Islamic State
militants for the first time in the Qalamoun campaign. 11 IS
fighters were reported killed.
2015 Jun 9, In southeastern
Turkey an Islamic aid group leader was shot dead as he left his
office in the Diyarbakir 3 people were killed in the mainly Kurdish
southeast when a clash broke out after the head of an Islamic aid
group was shot dead outside his office.
2015 Jun 9, Ukraine said 8
government servicemen have been killed - seven of them in a single
land mine blast - in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine.
2015 Jun 9, Ukraine urgently
evacuated hundreds of residents from the site of a series of fuel
depot blasts near Kiev that set off a ferocious fire and left
several people missing and at least one confirmed dead.
2015 Jun 9, In Yemen a series
of airstrikes from the Saudi-led military coalition targeted the
Defense Ministry building, which is under control of Shiite rebels
who control Sanaa. The airstrikes also targeted the homes of
military commanders allied with the rebels in the northwest Sanaa
district of Hamdan.
2016 Jun 9, Pres. Obama and
other leading Democrats backed Hillary Clinton as their party’s
nominee for president.
(SFC, 6/10/16, p.A1)
2016 Jun 9, The US White House
approved plans to expand the military's authority to conduct
airstrikes against the Taliban when necessary as the violence in
2016 Jun 9, Donald Trump's son,
Donald Trump Jr., met with Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia
Veselnitskaya after being promised damaging information about
Hillary Clinton. Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner and campaign
chairman, Paul Manafort, also attended the meeting at Trump Tower,
two weeks after Trump won the Republican nomination. Rinat
Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist, was also present. He had
served in the Soviet military in a unit that was part of
(Reuters, 7/10/17)(AP, 7/14/17)(SFC, 7/15/17,
2016 Jun 9, In Wyoming 3 German
motorcyclists were killed and three injured in a traffic accident
outside of Yellowstone National Park. Manuel Moreno Defuentes (61)
of Oregon was soon charged with misdemeanor homicide by vehicle
after his pickup crashed into a group of motorcyclists.
2016 Jun 9, In Afghanistan
Judith D'Souza (40), an Indian charity worker for the Aga Khan
Foundation, was kidnapped in Kabul.
2016 Jun 9, A bus in southern
Brazil veered off the side a highway and crashed, leaving 16 dead
and 30 injured on the outskirts of Mogi das Cruzes.
2016 Jun 9, The European Court
of Human Rights ruled that Bosnia is violating human rights by not
letting a Muslim Bosniak residing in the Serb part of the country
run for president. Bosnia has three months to appeal.
2016 Jun 9, El Salvador’s
Justice and Security Minister Mauricio Ramirez said that the
"extraordinary measures" El Salvador has employed "have managed to
reduce the crime rate by more than 50 percent."
2016 Jun 9, A French court
convicted and fined Uber and two of its executives for deceptive
commercial practices and illegal business activity over its
lowest-cost ride service. The court did not hand prison terms.
2016 Jun 9, In France Rifaat
al-Assad (78), Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's uncle, was charged
with corruption. He was suspected of using ill-gotten gains to build
a real estate empire in France. He had commanded Syria's notorious
internal security forces in the 1970s and early 1980s.
2016 Jun 9, In Iraq two suicide
bombings claimed by the Islamic State group killed 31 people with 78
2016 Jun 9, In northern Iraq
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and other Islamic State
leaders were reportedly wounded in a coalition air strike on one of
the group's command headquarters close to the Syrian border
according to a local source in Nineveh province.
2016 Jun 9, A UN panel said
Ireland’s abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel and
degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for cases
involving fatal fetal abnormalities.
(SFC, 6/10/16, p.A5)
2016 Jun 9, The Israeli
military revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and
said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank a
day after a Palestinian gun attack that killed four Israelis in Tel
Aviv. Collective punishment is banned under international law.
2016 Jun 9, Italian police
arrested two Ukrainians suspected of trafficking Syrians to Italy on
a sail boat, and launched a probe to find the criminal organization
2016 Jun 9, Japanese automaker
Honda said it is recalling 784,000 vehicles in Japan due to faulty
Takata Corp. air bag inflators for front passenger seats.
2016 Jun 9, In Kenya a national
commission announced the firing of 302 police officers who refused
to be vetted. So far at least 3,000 officers have been vetted with
close to 100 fired as part of a reform package.
(SFC, 6/10/16, p.A2)
2016 Jun 9, Liberia said it was
free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa
of the tropical virus that has left more than 11,300 people dead in
the region since late 2013.
2016 Jun 9, Forces aligned with
Libya's unity government were engaged in fierce clashes with Islamic
State in the group's stronghold of Sirte, but faced resistance from
snipers as they edged toward the city center.
2016 Jun 9, In Libya 12 people
were tortured a killed a day after their release from a militia-run
prison. The 12, who were tried on charges of killing protesters
during the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed longtime dictator
Moammar Gadhafi were found with bullet wounds to their heads and
bearing signs of torture in different parts of Tripoli.
2016 Jun 9, A court in Papua
New Guinea granted an injunction preventing students from protesting
on campus with the country on high alert after violent clashes in
the capital Port Moresby.
2016 Jun 9, Russian Maj. Sergei
Yeremenko, a pilot for the air force's elite aerobatic squadron,
died when his Su-27 fighter jet crashed near Moscow.
2016 Jun 9, In central Somalia
at least 30 Ethiopian troops were killed in a suicide bomb attack on
a base for African Union peacekeepers. The African Union AMISOM
force fighting in Somalia said its troops repelled an attack on one
of its bases by the al Shabaab Islamist group and killed 110
(AP, 6/9/16)(Reuters, 6/9/16)
2016 Jun 9, In northern Syria
US-backed fighters closed all major roads leading to Manbij, a
stronghold of the Islamic State group, and surrounded it from three
2016 Jun 9, Turkey suspended
the sale of fertilizers containing nitrate that are used to make
explosives following car bombings this week that killed 17 people.
(SFC, 6/10/16, p.A2)
2016 Jun 9, Zimbabwean police
arrested 15 people, including a journalist and the brother of
missing political activist Itai Dzamara, while they were holding a
vigil in Africa Unity Square in central Harare calling upon Pres.
Mugabe to step down.
2017 Jun 9, US Pres. Donald
Trump accused fired FBI director James Comey of lying under oath.
Trump said he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Comey’s
charge that the president forced him out because of his handling of
the probe into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia.
(SFC, 6/10/17, p.A7)
2017 Jun 9, Adam West (b.1928),
the American actor who portrayed Batman in the TV series
(1966-1968), died in Los Angeles.
(SSFC, 6/11/17, p.C2)
2017 Jun 9, In Chicago student
Yingying Zhang (26), the daughter of a working-class factory driver
from China, disappeared from the Urbana campus of the Univ. of
Illinois. The FBI later offered up to $10,000 for information that
would help locate her. Officials and the family of Zhang soon
followed with an additional reward of $40,000 for information that
would help locate her. Former graduate student Brendt Christensen
(28) was charged in July with abduction and in October accused in a
superseding indictment of kidnapping resulting in death "in an
especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner, in that it involved
torture or serious physical abuse to the victim." Zhang's body has
not been found.
(SFC, 6/19/17, p.A5)(AP, 6/20/17)(AP, 7/2/17)(AP,
2017 Jun 9, In eastern
Afghanistan at least three civilians were killed by gunmen inside a
mosque late today in Gardez, Paktia province.
2017 Jun 9, New Austrian
legislation came into force today that will ban the full-face
Islamic veil in public places from October 1.
2017 Jun 9, Brazil’s Superior
Electoral Tribunal's 4-3 vote late today to reject allegations of
illegal campaign finance gave Pres. Michel Temer a lifeline amid
widespread calls that he resign in the face of a corruption scandal.
2017 Jun 9, British PM Theresa
May announced she would seek to form a minority government with the
help of a small Northern Irish party, the far-right Democratic
Unionist Party (DUP).
2017 Jun 9, In Chile an
accident took place as two miners were working with heavy machinery
following flooding in the Delia II pit of the Cerro Bayo mine,
operated by Canadian firm Mandalay Resources. By June 17 the chances
of rescuing the two miners looked slim as the mine appeared to be
2017 Jun 9, China and Pakistan
said they are investigating the Islamic State group's claim that two
Chinese teachers abducted on May 24 in Baluchistan province have
been killed, after a video appearing to show the pair was sent to
2017 Jun 9, In China chairman
Wu Xiaohui of the Anbang insurance company, which bought New York
City's Waldorf Hotel, was detained by regulators.
2017 Jun 9, In Congo DRC
unknown gunmen attacked the court office late today, burning several
vehicles parked on the premises. One police officer was killed and
another wounded in the assault, while three prisoners held there
were later found to be missing in the Matete district in the east of
2017 Jun 9, France's
Constitutional Court struck down a measure allowing local
authorities to bar protesters and others from their territories as
part of the country's prolonged state of emergency.
2017 Jun 9, French photographer
Mathias Depardon was reported freed after a month in custody in
2017 Jun 9, In Germany Felix R.
(21) was arrested over the killing of two foreign women in
Nuremberg. A woman (22) with Romanian and Hungarian citizenship was
killed in Nuremberg on May 24. The second victim, a Chinese woman
(44), was killed in the city June 5. DNA from the crime scene also
corresponded to that of the suspect.
2017 Jun 9, In northeastern
India S.S. Khaplang (77), head of a faction of the separatist
National Socialist Council of Nagaland, died of renal failure in
Taga region, his outfit's headquarters. Khaplang called off peace
talks with India in 2015 after 14 years of futile negotiations and
resumed his fight for an independent Naga homeland.
2017 Jun 9, In Iraq a suicide
attacker blew himself up in a market south of Baghdad, killing at
least 21 people, while another bomb in a nearby city wounded five
2017 Jun 9, In Israel over
200,000 people celebrated the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, where
the theme this year is "Bisexuality Visibility".
2017 Jun 9, Japan's parliament
passed a law allowing Emperor Akihito to become the country's first
monarch to abdicate in 200 years, but put off a debate over how to
tackle the shrinking royal population and whether to allow women to
ascend the throne.
2017 Jun 9, Japanese internet,
solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said it is buying
robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's
parent. As part of the deal SoftBank is also buying from Alphabet a
company called Schaft that develops biped robots. Schaft's roots are
in a research lab at the University of Tokyo.
2017 Jun 9, In Libya Seif
al-Islam (44), the second son and heir apparent of the late deposed
dictator Moamer Kadhafi, was reportedly freed after more than five
years in captivity under an amnesty law promulgated by the
parliament based in the country's east during the Muslim holy month
of Ramadan. He had been held in Zintan since November 2011, just
days after his father was killed in a NATO-backed uprising against
his decades-long rule.
2017 Jun 9, The UN mission in
Mali, MINUSMA, said its Kidal camp "had come under heavy
rocket/mortar fire" and "a little later a position nearby was
attacked" outside their base, killing three peacekeepers and
wounding eight more.
2017 Jun 9, In Mexico six
people were killed by armed men in San Pedro Cacahuatepec on the
outskirts of Acapulco. The victims included three women, a
4-month-old baby and a 17-year-old boy.
2017 Jun 9, It was reported
that Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik (38), who is
serving a 21-year sentence for killing 77 people in a 2011
bomb-and-shooting rampage in Norway, has legally changed his name to
2017 Jun 9, The Philippine
military asked Facebook to close dozens of accounts linked to
Islamist militants who attacked Marawi, saying they were being used
for propaganda. 13 Philippine marines were killed in Marawi in the
biggest single-day loss for government forces. A US Navy aircraft
provided surveillance for the local troops in Marawi.
(AFP, 6/9/17)(AP, 6/10/17)
2017 Jun 9, In the Philippines
a motorboat capsized south of Manila, killing five people. The coast
guard said all 44 others were rescued.
2017 Jun 9, The Russian
parliament gave preliminary approval to a controversial plan to tear
down Soviet-era, low-rise apartment blocks that would relocate 1.6
million people in Moscow, as hundreds of protesters rallied outside.
The bill will go up for the third and final reading next week, where
it can only be adopted or rejected.
2017 Jun 9, Saudi Arabia and
its allies placed a number of Qataris and Doha-based organizations
on a "terror list". As many as 18 individuals were named, including
members of Qatar's royal family and a former minister. In all, 59
people and entities were listed.
2017 Jun 9, Scotland's leader
Nicola Sturgeon promised to "reflect" on major losses for her
Scottish National Party in Britain's general election, admitting the
poor performance was in part down to her independence plans.
2017 Jun 9, In Somalia at least
14 people, most of them civilians, were killed as soldiers clashed
over food aid in the drought-ravaged southwestern city of Baidoa,
where tens of thousands of people have streamed in seeking
2017 Jun 9, Spain hailed
Ignacio Echeverria (39) as a "skateboard hero" after he died trying
to defend a woman from one of the assailants in the June 3 London
attack. He was awarded the Great Cross of the Order of Civil Merit,
which recognizes "extraordinary services" by Spanish and foreign
2017 Jun 9, In Syria US-led
coalition forces launched heavy raids overnight in support of Syrian
fighters battling to oust the Islamic State group from its bastion
of Raqa. 23 civilians were killed in strikes, including 15 who were
in an internet cafe in the western suburb of Jazra, just outside the
2017 Jun 9, A military court in
Thailand sentenced a salesman, identified as Wichai, to 35 years in
prison for social media posts deemed defamatory to the monarchy, a
punishment believed to be the longest ever handed down for the
offense of lese majeste. The sentence was halved from 70 years
because he had pleaded guilty.
2017 Jun 9, In southeastern
Turkey two suspected Kurdish rebels opened fire on a car belonging
to a local mayor, then blew up their vehicle near a military police
station. One person was killed and four people were wounded in the
attacks and one of the assailants was killed in Batman province.
2017 Jun 9, The UN children's
agency warned that the fight for the Islamic State group's
stronghold of Raqqa threatens more than 40,000 children, while
overnight airstrikes on the city in northern Syria killed more than
a dozen people.
2017 Jun 9, In Yemen three
siblings and their grandmother were killed after Saudi-led coalition
forces dropped munitions on three houses in Sanaa.
2017 Jun 9, Zimbabwe President
Robert Mugabe fired suspended prosecutor general Mr. Johannes
Tomana, who now faces a misconduct trial.
2018 Jun 9, In Arkansas kayaker
Donald Wright (64) died after a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool on
the Spring River near Saddler Falls.
(SFC, 6/25/18, p.A6)
2018 Jun 9, In Las Vegas
Terence Crawford of Nebraska dropped Jeff Horn of Australia with 50
seconds left in the ninth and sent him into the ropes with a slew of
punches, ending the fight and winning the WBO welterweight title.
2018 Jun 9, In Wyoming two
people were killed when their glider crashed in Grand Teton National
(SFC, 6/11/18, p.A4)
2018 Jun 9, In Afghanistan the
Taliban attacked a checkpoint late today in the southern Kandahar
province, killing five security forces. The attack came ahead of a
three-day cease-fire timed to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
2018 Jun 9, Australia said it
has established a security task force to guard against cyber attacks
and interference in elections, amid concerns foreign powers are
meddling in domestic affairs and ahead of five elections next month.
2018 Jun 9, In Canada US
President Donald Trump quit the G7 summit in Quebec early having
made no concessions to his allies' anger at his imposition of
tariffs designed, in his eyes, to rebalance world trade. Trump said
he told Group of Seven leaders that the United States required fair
access to markets and an end to unfair trade practices.
(AFP, 6/9/18)(Reuters, 6/9/18)
2018 Jun 9, It was reported
that nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the US-Mexico
border from October 2016 through February of this year, as President
Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.
2018 Jun 9, In Afghanistan
Taliban militants launched two separate assaults in the western
province of Herat and the northern province of Kunduz overnight,
killing at least 36 soldiers and police. The group also claimed
responsibility for an attack on an Afghan military base in the
southern province of Kandahar where 23 soldiers were killed and
another nine wounded. The Taliban announced a ceasefire for the
first three days of Eid, the holiday that marks the end of the
fasting month of Ramadan. They said foreign forces are excluded from
the cease-fire and Taliban operations would continue against them.
This marked the first Taliban ceasefire since the 2001 US invasion.
2018 Jun 9, El Salvador
prosecutors said arrest warrants have been issued for former Pres.
Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) and thirty others on a host of corruption
charges that included the diversion of $351 million in public funds.
(SFC, 6/9/18, p.A2)
2018 Jun 9, In Guatemala the
Volcano of Fire released a fresh flow of burning sediment almost a
week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and
200 about missing.
(SFC, 6/11/18, p.A2)
2018 Jun 9, The SOS
Mediterranee's vessel Aquarius rescued 629 migrants from human
traffickers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy and Malta refused
to let the ship dock. On July 11 Spain's PM Pedro Sanchez offered to
let it port in Valencia.
2018 Jun 9, In Japan police
apprehended Ichiro Kojima (22) following a knife attack late today
on a bullet train near Tokyo that left one person dead and two
(SFC, 6/11/18, p.A2)
2018 Jun 9, In Nicaragua
firearm bursts rang out in Masaya, home to 100,000 people, where
riots that started midday grew increasingly violent as masked
demonstrators wielding homemade mortars and slingshots fought to
fend off armed security forces. One man was reported killed by
sniper fire and at least two people died in violent protests
overnight. Demonstrations demanding President Daniel Ortega's ouster
have raged since April 18. The latest deaths came after the
Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) had raised to 137 the
2018 Jun 9, Russia's President
Vladimir Putin welcomed soccer teams and fans to the World Cup,
saying the tournament will be thrilling and memorable.
2018 Jun 9, Saudi and French
officials said a Frenchman has committed suicide by throwing himself
off the roof of the Grand Mosque in Islam's holiest city of Mecca.
2018 Jun 9, In Syria the
Islamic State group had lost ground in Albu Kamal on the Iraqi
border after pro-regime forces repelled a major attack the day
before. The Observatory said fighting in the town over the past 24
hours has killed 30 pro-regime fighters.
2018 Jun 9, Pope Francis spoke
to top oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in
the Vatican and warned that climate change risked destroying
humanity. He called on energy leaders to help the world to convert
to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.
2018 Jun 9, The Vatican
indicted Monsignor Carlo Capella, the No. 4 official in its
Washington embassy, on child pornography possession and said he
would face a trial starting June 22. He has been in Vatican custody
2018 Jun 9, In Yemen gunmen
shot dead Col. Radwan el-Wassabi, a pro-government army colonel
backed by the United Arab Emirates, in the southwestern city of
Taiz. At least four of his guards were wounded in the attack late