Today In History – 9 July 2020

Today In History

Learn what happened today in history around the world including major events across the world!

Year: 1401

Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane (Timur) destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000.

Year : 1790

Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund – In the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.

Year :1868

Louisiana and South Carolina are the last states to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing civil rights.

Year: 1877

First-ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins – first official lawn tennis tournament – men’s singles only.

Year: 1893

Daniel Hale Williams III repairs the torn pericardium of a knife wound patient, James Cornish, without penicillin or blood transfusion.


British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804.

Year: 1971

Henry Kissinger visits the People’s Republic of China to negotiate a detente between the US and China.

Year: 2002

The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

Year: 2017

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider-al-Abadi proclaims victory over Islamic State forces in Mosul.

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