This day in history. Read about what happened today. A short and interesting account of historical events and facts about this day as well as any other day of the year. Find historical birthdays, deaths, tragedies, war events, disasters and sports events.

You can now display the daily infobits on your own website, or your favorite newsreader, by using our XML FEED

On June the 9th
American, Thomas Sutherland, was kidnapped in Lebanon. He was released from captivity 6 years later. He was the dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Margaret Thatcher was elected for a second term by a landslide victory in the British General Election.
Israeli-born actress, Natalie Portman, was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She became a star at the age of twelve after being cast in the hit movie, Leon. She is most known for participating in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
King Hussein of Jordan escaped an assassination attempt when gunmen opened fire at his motorcade while it was travelling towards the King's summer palace.
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six-Day War.
American actor, Johnny Depp, was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is a highly popular actor, known for his affinity for strange character role and his numerous associations with the prolific director, Tim Burton.
Canadian actor, Michael J. Fox, was born in Alberta. He was a very popular film and television actor during the 1980's and 1990's, having starred in such successes as the Back to the Future trilogy. In 1991 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and retired from full-time acting in 2000.
A tornado hit the town of Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, resulting in the death of 94.
Norway surrendered to Nazi Germany during the 2nd World War.
The cartoon character of Donald Duck made his debut in animated film, The Wise Little Hen.
English writer, Charles Dickens, died at the age of 57. He was one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian times, who wrote such timeless classics as Oliver Twist and Great Expectations.
Tsar Peter I of Russia was born in Moscow. He was known as Peter the Great for modernizing Russia and making her one of major international powers of his time.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30  

Click here to return to the Home page.

Look up a Year :


  Also Visit :
  Greek Recipes
  Greek Wine


All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.