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Once Upon A Time – June 9 – 1902 – 1st Automat Restaurant Opens At 818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats a Umayyad Muslim army at the Battle of Toulouse

1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England

1815 End of the Congress of Vienna: New European political situation is set

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

1977 Silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated with fireworks

2019 Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1934 1st appearance of Donald Duck in a cartoon, “The Wise Little Hen”

Today in Music

1924 “Jelly-Roll Blues” is recorded by American jazz pioneer pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton

Today in Sport

1973 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years

1902 1st Automat restaurant opens at 818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia

1650 The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. First legal corporation in the Americas.

Famous Weddings

1660 French King Louis XIV (21) marries Maria Theresa of Spain (21) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz

1908 Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

1936 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O’Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary’s Church

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