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This Day in History for June 9

1772 – 1st Protestant church west of Pennsylvania (in Ohio) hold communion.

1856 – 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa, and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.

1869 – Charles E. Hires sells his 1st root beer, in Philadelphia.

1909 – Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days.

1915 – US President Woodrow Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal.

1923 – Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans.

1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

1943 – “Pay-as-you-go” (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized.

1946 – 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest.

1954 – Joseph Welch asks US Senator Joseph McCarthy “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” during Senate-Army hearings.

1969 – Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice.

1972 – 14″ of rain in 6 hours burst Rapid City, South Dakota dam, drowns 237.

1975 – Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for “He Don’t Love You”

1984 – Cyndi Lauper gets her first US #1 hit with “Time after Time”

1985 – American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon.

1986 – Dow Jones index hits record 45.71 points.

1995 – “The Brady Bunch Movie” based on the 1970s TV series premieres in UK.

2013 – Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents.

2016 – US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee.

2016 – World Health Organization advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus.

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