25 fun facts for June, 9

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 9th is filled with various observances, such as International Archives Day, Coral Triangle Day, and National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, as well as significant historical events, such as Donald Duck's debut in 1934, the launch of the first air-conditioned train in 1939, and the confrontation between Joseph Welch and Senator Joseph McCarthy in 1954.
25 Fun facts
  1. June 9th is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day in the United States, celebrating a popular pie made from strawberries and rhubarb, which are both in season during June.
  2. On June 9, 1934, Disney introduced the popular character Donald Duck to the world, making his debut in the cartoon "The Wise Little Hen."
  3. June 9th is National Earl Day, celebrating the name Earl and everyone who shares it. The origin of the day is unknown, but it's a perfect day to recognize friends, family, and acquaintances named Earl.
  4. The first air-conditioned train was introduced by the Northern Pacific Railway in the United States on June 9, 1939. It was a major milestone in train travel history.
  5. On June 9, 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the end of its 148-year-long policy of excluding black men from the priesthood.
  6. June 9th is International Archives Day, initiated by the International Council on Archives (ICA) in 2007 to raise awareness on the importance of records and archives, and to promote their preservation.
  7. On June 9, 1959, the first ballistic missile-carrying submarine in the world, the USS George Washington, was launched.
  8. June 9th is Coral Triangle Day, which was established in 2012 to raise awareness on the importance of the Coral Triangle, located in the Indo-Pacific region, and to promote its conservation.
  9. On June 9, 1980, Richard Pryor, a famous comedian and actor, set himself on fire accidentally after freebasing cocaine. The incident led to Pryor's increased activism in addressing drug addiction.
  10. The annual Edmonton Pride Festival, a celebration of LGBTQ2S+ pride and culture, usually takes place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in June and sometimes starts on June 9th.
  11. On June 9, 1973, the horse race Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes by an astonishing 31 lengths, setting a world record and becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
  12. The Day of La Rioja is a regional holiday held on June 9th, celebrating the best cultural, historical, and gastronomic aspects of the La Rioja region in Spain.
  13. On June 9, 1865, the famous writer Charles Dickens survived a deadly train crash that killed many passengers, known as the Staplehurst rail crash in England.
  14. June 9th is National Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, raising awareness about the impact of HIV and AIDS on the Caribbean-American community.
  15. On June 9, 1915, French aviator Roland Garros successfully escaped from a German prisoner-of-war camp. Garros was a renowned fighter pilot during World War I and after whom the French Open tennis tournament is named.
  16. The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum usually takes place in June, often starting on June 9th. It is an annual event where global leaders gather to discuss international economic and business issues.
  17. On June 9, 1928, the first Australian flight to England, piloted by Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm, was completed.
  18. The World Gin Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June, sometimes falling on June 9th. The day applauds gin, a popular alcoholic beverage, enjoyed worldwide in varied cocktails.
  19. On June 9, 1930, Chicago Tribune journalist Jake Lingle was murdered, which led to an exposure of corruption among journalists, politicians, and organized crime in Chicago in the 1920s.
  20. June 9th is National Race Unity Day in the United States, which is annually observed on the second Sunday in June. The day is dedicated to promoting racial harmony and understanding.
  21. On June 9, 1961, Michael J. Fox, a famous Canadian-American actor who has Parkinson's disease, was born. Fox is known for his roles in popular movies and television shows like "Back to the Future" and "Family Ties."
  22. The Bonnaroo Music Festival, a large annual music event, usually takes place in June in Manchester, Tennessee, sometimes starting on June 9th.
  23. On June 9, 1902, legendary jockey Tod Sloan was banned from horse racing in Britain due to his involvement in gambling activities.
  24. In Sweden, Flag Day, a national celebration of the Swedish flag and a tribute to the Swedish Armed Forces, falls on June 9th.
  25. On June 9, 1954, lawyer Joseph Welch confronted Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings, in a heated exchange that ended McCarthy's reign of fear during the infamous "Red Scare."