Sunday, June 09, 2024

History for June 9

History for June 9 - 
Peter the Great 1672 - Peter I of Russia
  • 1534 - Jacques Cartier became the first to sail into the river he named Saint Lawrence.
  • 1790 - John Barry copyrighted "Philadelphia Spelling Book." It was the first American book to be copyrighted.
  • 1860 - The Ms. Ann Stevens book "Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter" was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published "dime novel."
  • 1931 - Robert H. Goddard patented a rocket-fueled aircraft design.
  • 1943 - The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1945 - Japanese Premier Kantaro Suzuki declared that Japan would fight to the last rather than accept unconditional surrender.
  • 2000 - Canada and the United States signed a border security agreement. The agreement called for the establishment of a border-enforcement team.

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