BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events in this world happened on July 9th. Some are recorded, some are not recorded. Some of what was recorded later became world history to be remembered and used as life lessons for future generations.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 9:
1. July 9, 1790
Independence of the Islands of Corsica – On July 9, 1790, Corsica officially proclaimed its independence from the Republic of Genoa and declared itself an independent nation. However, Corsica later became part of France in 1769.
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2. July 9, 1850
California becomes part of the United States of America – On July 9, 1850, the President of the United States, Millard Fillmore, signed the California Act recognizing California as the 31st state of the United States.
3. July 9, 1877
First Impressionist Art Exhibition – On July 9, 1877, the first Impressionist art exhibition was held in Paris, France. The exhibition featured works by renowned artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro, and was a milestone in the development of Impressionist art.
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4. July 9, 1944
Allied troops land on Sicily during World War II – On July 9, 1944, Allied forces led by the United States landed on the southern coast of Sicily in an operation known as “Operation Husky”. This landing was the first step in the liberation of Italy from German occupation during World War II.
5. July 9, 1962
Independence Day, Classic science fiction film, released – On July 9, 1962, the classic science fiction film “Independence Day” was released in the United States. This film was directed by Roland Emmerich and tells the story of an alien invasion that humans have to face.