June 9 in Pop Culture History

June 9 in Pop Culture History
1650 – The Harvard Corporation, one of the two administrative boards of Harvard, was established. It was the first legal corporation in the Americas.

1856 – 500 Mormons left Iowa City, Iowa, and headed west for Salt Lake City.

1902 – Horn & Hardart opened first restaurant with vending machine service at the Automat Restaurant at 818 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1934 – Donald Duck debuted in The Wise Little Hen.

1953 – John H. Kraft was granted his patent (#2,641,545) for “manufacture of soft surface cured cheese”.

1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat won the US Triple Crown (The Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes).

1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormans) opened its priesthood to “all worthy men”, ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.

1979 #1 Hit June 9, 1979 – June 29, 1979: Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out

1979 – The Sydney Ghost Train fire killed 7 people in Luna Park Sydney, Australia.

1984 #1 Hit June 9, 1984 – June 22, 1984: Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time

1984 (Tornado) Belyanitsky, Ivanovo, and Balino, Russia

1990 #1 Hit June 9, 1990 – June 15, 1990: Wilson Phillips – Hold On

1993 – ‘Hollywood Madame’ Heidi Fleiss was arrested.

1997 – Married With Children television series came to an end on FOX.

2006 – Disney’s Cars was released in theaters.

2007 #1 Hit June 9, 2007 – July 27, 2007: Rihanna featuring Jay-Z – Umbrella

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