Historical Events for 9th July 2019

455 – Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire
1815 – 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
1876 – Black landowner murdered in Hamburg South Carolina
1900 – The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons
1926 – Coup under General Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
1932 – Yanks’ Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
1972 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 for his only Wimbledon title
1980 – 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil
1984 – Yvonne Ryding of Sweden crowned 33rd Miss Universe
2015 – 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) – includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams

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