Thursday, 9 June 2016


Historical events that took place on the 9th of June

1883: The 1st electric commercial railway line started operations in Chicago

1898: New Territories of Hong Kong were leased by China to Great Britain for 99 years

1923: Bulgarian Premier Stamboeliski and King Boris III were over thrown

1929: Dutch hostages were set free by Venezuelan rebel, Urbina

1933: President Zamora went into power in Spain

1940: Norway surrendered to Germany during World War II

1941: 1,500 people died after an explosion in Belgrade killed 1,500 people

1946: Bhumibol Adulyadej became the king of Thailand

1960: Typhoon in China left at least 1,600 people dead

1971: Abdul Zahir was appointed as the Premier of Afghanistan

1975: House of Commons was broadcasted live on radio for the 1st time

1982: General Efrain Montt declared himself as the President of Guatemala

1994: South Mexico was hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake

2011: Six women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot

2012: Spain confirmed its receipt of over 100 billion euros in loans to help manage needs of struggling banks in Spain

2014: Russia tried to intimidate Finland to prevent them from joining NATO by giving a world war III threat

2015: HSBC bank in a bid to restructure itself to improve profitability announced its plans to sack about 8,000 workers in the UK.


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