Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 9

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This is a list of selected July 9 anniversaries that appear in 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 will soon 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 four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article, featured list or picture of the day.

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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 Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. refimprove section, date not cited
1572 – Nineteen Catholic friars and clerics were hanged in Gorkum during the 16th-century religious wars in the Low Countries. single source section
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
1790Russo-Swedish War: During the Second Battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captured one third of the Russian fleet. single source 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
1850 – Following Zachary Taylor's death, Millard Fillmore became President of the United States, the last member of the Whig Party to hold that office. TFA for 2020-01-07
1900Queen Victoria gave her royal assent to an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, ratifying the Constitution of Australia. refimprove section
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
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
1943World War II: The Allies began their invasion of Sicily, a large scale amphibious and airborne operation, followed by six weeks of land combat. external links
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
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. unreferenced section
Clarence Campbell (b. 1905) lead too short

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July 9: Seventeenth of Tammuz (Judaism, 2020); Independence Day in Argentina (1816)

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