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This Day in History for June 9

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

1898 – British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park, Jr.

1906 – Boston Beaneaters (NL) end 19-game losing streak beat Cards 6-3.

1923 – Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans.

1931 – First rocket-powered aircraft design patented by Robert Goddard.

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

1945 – Warner Bros cartoon “A Gruesome Twosome” starring Tweety premieres in USA.

1949 – Georgia Neese Clark of Kansas becomes 1st woman treasurer of US.

1953 – Milton Berle’s TV show “Texaco Star Theater” last airs on NBC-TV.

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

1958 – “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley hits #1.

1969 – Warren Burger confirmed as US Chief Justice.

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

1984 – Donald Duck’s 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland.

1991 – Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Albus wins his only career major title by 3 strokes from New Zealander Bob Charles, Charles Coody and Dave Hill.

2002 – LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, DuPont CC: Se Ri Pak of South Korea wins second of 3 titles in this event, finishes 3 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel.

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

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

2019 – Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical “Oklahoma!”

2020 – US Senate confirms General Charles Q. Brown as Air Force Chief of Staff, 1st African American to lead a US armed force branch.

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