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June 9 Birthdays

Peter the Great
1672–1725, czar of Russia (1682–1725), major figure in the development of imperial Russia.

Bertha Suttner
novelist (1843)

Cole Porter
composer (1891)

Robert McNamara
defense secretary (1916)

Michael J. Fox
actor (1961)

Johnny Depp
actor (1963)

Natalie Portman
actress (1981)

June 9 in History


Author Charles Dickens died.


China agreed to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years.


Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen.


The Republic of Iceland was established.


Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.


After 148 years, the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints finally allowed black men to become priests.


Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito married commoner Masako Owada.

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