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Historic Events - July 09

Started by: exmember-2018-5766315
On: 09/07/2018 | 16:28
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by: exmember-2018-5766315
on: 09/07/2018 | 16:28 edited: 09/07/2018 | 18:57

Events

  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
  • 1917 British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804
  • 2017 English footballer Wayne Rooney announces he has left Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin Everton

 

Birthdays

  • 1802 Thomas Davenport, American inventor (invented 1st commercial electric motor), born in Williamstown, Vermont (d. 1837)
  • 1933 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1956 Tom Hanks, American actor (Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia), born in Concord, California

 

Deaths

  • 1932 King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77
  • 1985 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 2012 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78

 

Weddings and Divorces

  • 1540 English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine
  • 1999 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark (33) weds architect and yachtsman Carlos Morales Quintana (28) at St. Sophia Cathedral in London, England
  • 2016 Fashion model Hannah Davis (26) weds former Yankees player Derek Jeter (42) at Meadowood Napa Valley Resort in St. Helena, California

 

Bonus event

  • 1947 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten


More facts on https://www.onthisday.com

Message 1 of 5
by: the_bookie
on: 09/07/2018 | 17:27

Some good ones there with 

should I mention him lol 

 

King Henry VIII again and it 

is good to see Tom Hanks 

( superb actor ) birthday .

Get a free giffgaff Sim
Message 2 of 5
by: exmember-2018-5766315
on: 09/07/2018 | 18:58

Indeed ... Henry VIII made it again in our list Smiley Happy

 

Can't agree more about Mr. Hanks - he is simply the best (imo)

 

the_bookie wrote:

Some good ones there with 

should I mention him lol 

 

King Henry VIII again and it 

is good to see Tom Hanks 

( superb actor ) birthday .

 

Message 4 of 5
by: frenchielove
on: 09/07/2018 | 19:18

Thank you @exmember-2018-5766315 tragedy of the Vanguard 😔

Message 5 of 5