July 9 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 9 History Highlights
Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
July 9 is…
International Town Criers Day
Martyrdom of the Bab
National Don’t Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day
National No Bra Day
National Sugar Cookie Day
|Nude Recreation Week is typically held the second week of July|
July 9 Birthday Quotes
“The safe and cultural method of eating crackers in bed is to wear a diver’s suit instead of pajamas.”
“There’s no such thing as ‘I can’t do it’.”
“Writing isn’t a source of pain. It’s psychic chemotherapy. It reduces your psychological tumors and relieves your pain.”
“I don’t know how often I can discuss one incident in my entire life, but I’ll continue to do that.”
“I’ve discreetly dated a lot of people – I once dated a billionaire, mostly because it was fun to say, “I’m dating a billionaire,” but we did not have the same taste in music, and it was doomed.”
“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”
“We are still in the position of waking up and having a choice. Do I make the world better today somehow, or do I not bother?”
“If you were born by the sea, there’s always a magnet that draws you back there.”
July 9 Birthdays
|1764 – Ann Ward, English author and poet (died in 1823)
1819 – Elias Howe, American inventor, invented the sewing machine (died in 1867)
1909 – Basil Wolverton, American author and illustrator (died in 1978)
1926 – Murphy Anderson, American comic book illustrator (died in 2015)
1927 – Ed Ames, American singer and actor
1928 – Vince Edwards, American actor, singer, and director (died in 1996)
1929 – Lee Hazlewood, American singer-songwriter and producer (died in 2007)
1932 – Donald Rumsfeld, American politician
1938 – Brian Dennehy, American actor (died in 2020)
1942 – Richard Roundtree, American actor
1945 – Dean Koontz, American author and screenwriter
1947 – O.J. Simpson, American football player, felon, actor
1952 – John Tesh, American pianist, composer and television host
1955 – Lindsey Graham, American politician
1955 – Jimmy Smits, American actor
1956 – Tom Hanks, American actor
1957 – Marc Almond, English singer-songwriter
1957 – Tim Kring, American screenwriter and producer
1957 – Kelly McGillis, American actress
1959 – Kevin Nash, American wrestler
1964 – Courtney Love, American singer-songwriter and actress
1975 – Jack White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1976 – Fred Savage, American actor, director, and producer
1991 – Mitchel Musso, American actor and singer
1999 – Claire Corlett, American voice actress
July 9 History
|1540 – King Henry VIII of England annulled the marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
1595 – Johannes Kepler published Mysterium cosmographicum (Mystery of the Cosmos)
1776 – George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York, New York, for the first time.
1815 – The first developed natural gas well in the U.S. was discovered, at Burning Springs well near Charleston, West Virginia.
1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, insuring African Americans (ex-slaves born in the United States) full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
1877 – The inaugural Wimbledon Tennis Championships began at the All England Club.
1922 – Future film Tarzan star Johnny Weissmuller swam the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds, breaking the world swimming record and the ‘minute barrier’.
1933 – Construction began on the Oakland Bay Bridge, California. It was opened on May 29, 1937.
1937 – The silent film archives of Fox Film Corporation were destroyed by the 1937 Fox vault fire.
1955 – #1 Hit July 9, 1955 – September 2, 1955: Bill Haley & His Comets – (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
1962 – Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opened at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
1966 – #1 Hit July 9, 1966 – July 15, 1966: Frank Sinatra – Strangers In The Night
1977 – #1 Hit July 9, 1977 – July 15, 1977: Alan O’Day – Undercover Angel
1979 – Launched in 1977, Voyager 2, passed by Jupiter.
July 9, 19** Birthday (fictional) Ray Palmer (The Atom), DC Comics
1981 – Donkey Kong, a video game created by Nintendo, was released, featuring the debut of Mario.
1983 – #1 Hit May 28, 1983 – July 8, 1983: Irene Cara – Flashdance… What a Feeling
1988 – #1 Hit July 9, 1988 – July 22, 1988: Cheap Trick – The Flame
2011 – #1 Hit July 9, 2011 – July 15, 2011: Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer – Give Me Everything
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|If you Google your name followed by “the hedgehog” there’s probably something out there for you.
The military of San Marino still has an active crossbow corps that has existed uninterrupted since 1295.
Frasier and Darth Vader’s accents are ‘Mid-Atlantic’ – a dialect of American English created by aristocrats in the early 20th century.
The star with the most screen credits is John Carradine (1906-1988), who has been in over 230 movies.
“I don’t care if it hurts, I wanna have control. I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul.” #songlyrics
The word “checkmate” derives from the Persian phrase “Shah Met” which means “the King is Dead.”
The airplane Buddy Holly died in was named the “American Pie.”
The North Country Trail starts in upstate New York and ends in North Dakota and is 4,600 miles long.
There are 403,291,461,126,605,635,584,000,000 different ways to arrange the letters of the alphabet.
Topher Grace is the only person I’ve ever heard of who used Topher as a nickname for Christopher.
“Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers has been approved.” – Police Dispatcher
I care more about my grammar online than I ever did in school.
Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham uses exactly 50 words.
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