Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 9

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This is a list of selected July 9 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled July 9, 2019 featured article or the July 9, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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455 – Roman military commander Avitus was proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. unreferenced section
1357 – The foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague was laid by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. refimprove section, date not cited
1755French and Indian War: The defeat in the Battle of the Monongahela brought an end to Britain's attempt to capture the strategically important Ohio Country. refimprove section
1789French Revolution: The National Constituent Assembly was formed from the National Assembly, and began to function as a governing body and a drafter for a new constitution. refimprove section
1811 – British explorer David Thompson posted a notice at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, U.S.), claiming the area for Great Britain. refimprove
1815Talleyrand, whose name has become a synonym for crafty, cynical diplomacy, assumed his role as the first Prime Minister of France. refimprove section
1816 – The Congress of Tucumán declared the independence of Argentina, then known as the United Provinces of South America, from Spain. needs more footnotes
1918 – In one of the deadliest rail accidents in United States history, two passenger trains collided head-on in Nashville, Tennessee, killing 101 people and injuring 171. needs more footnotes
1900Queen Victoria gave her royal assent to an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, ratifying the Constitution of Australia (pictured). refimprove section
1922Johnny Weissmuller swam the 100-meter freestyle in 58.6 seconds, breaking a world swimming record and the "minute barrier." refimprove section
1943World War II: Major fighting in the Battle of Saipan ceased as the United States captured the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands. unreferenced section
1955Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell and nine other preeminent intellectuals and scientists issued the Russell–Einstein Manifesto, calling for a conference where scientists would assess the dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction. Manifesto needs more references; Conference has refimprove section
1999Six days of student protests began after Iranian police attacked a University of Tehran dormitory following a peaceful student demonstration against the closure of the reformist newspaper Salam. refimprove section
2002 – The African Union was formed as a successor to the amalgamated African Economic Community and the Organization of African Unity, with President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki as its first chairman. lead too short, tagged for expansion
Jessica Anderson (d. 2010) unreferenced section



July 9: Independence Day in Argentina (1816)

Sherman tank and crew in Sicily
Sherman tank and crew in Sicily

Jan van Eyck (d. 1441) · Elizabeth of Austria (b. 1526) · Tom Hanks (b. 1956)

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