Historical Events for 9th July 2024

1386 – Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat Duke Leopold III of Austria
1776 – US Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington’s troops in New York
1939 – A meeting of 6,000 Indians, held at the Indian Sports Ground in Johannesburg South Africa, launch the Passive Resistance Campaign against apartheid and racial policy in South Africa
1957 – 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman’s Park, St Louis
1963 – 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
1973 – 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1975 – The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system
1979 – Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
2006 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th straight Wimbledon title beating Rafael Nadal of Spain 6-0, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
2022 – Thousands of Sri Lankan protesters storm the Presidential Palace and set the PM’s house on fire in Colombo, leading to promises both will resign amid continuing economic turmoil

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