Historical Events for 9th June 2021

1789 – Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver Island
1923 – 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
1946 – Bhumibol Adulyadej becomes King of Thailand after the death of his brother King Ananda Mahidol
1954 – Joseph Welch asks US Senator Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” during Senate-Army hearings
1955 – Test Cricket debut of Ken Barrington, v South Africa at Trent Bridge
1972 – 14″ of rain in 6 hrs burst Rapid City SD dam, drowns 237
1978 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) strikes down 148 year policy of excluding black men from priesthood
1984 – 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
2003 – Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-0 for 4-3 series win
2017 – Tennis player Venus Williams is involved in a car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida; police later clear her of fault

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