On this Day
Thursday, June 9th
The 160th day of 2005
There are 205 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 9, 1954, Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army Hearings over McCarthy's attack on a member of Welch's law firm, Frederick G. Fisher. Said Welch: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" (Go to article.)
On June 9, 1891, Cole Porter, the American composer and lyricist, was born. Following his death on Oct. 15, 1964, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 9, 1900, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the Boxer Rebellion in China. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
1628 - Thomas Morton becomes the first person deported from what is now the U.S. (in Massachusetts).
1732 - James Oglethorpe receives a royal charter for Georgia.
1822 - Charles Graham receives the first patent for false teeth.
1862 - Battle of Port Republic.
1863 - Battle of Brandy Station, Va.
1898 - China leases Hong Kong's New Territories to Britain for 99 years.
1934 - The first Donald Duck cartoon is released ("The Wise Little Hen").
1940 - Norway surrenders to Germany.
1949 - Georgia Neese Clark becomes the first woman Treasurer of the U.S.
1954 - During the Senate-Army hearings, Joseph Welch asks Senator Joseph McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
1959 - In Groton, CT, the first ballistic missile submarine is launched (USS George Washington).
1969 - Warren Burger is confirmed as U.S. Chief Justice.
1980 - The Soyuz T-2 returns to Earth.
1982 - Israel wipes out Syrian SAM missiles in the Bekaa Valley.
1984 - NASA launches the Intelsat V - it failed.
1985 - The U.S.S.R.'s Vega 1 deposits its lander on Venus.
1988 - Attorney General Meese orders Joseph Doherty, bartender and IRA member, deported to the U.K.
1997 - The British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong expires
1640 - Leopold I, Emperor of Holy Roman Empire
1916 - Robert S. McNamara U.S. Secretary of Defense / head of World Bank
1930 - Marvin Kalb, educator / newscaster (CBS/NBC)
1934 - Donald Duck
68 - Nero Roman Emperor, suicide
1870 - Charles Dickens, author
Reported Missing in Action
Dale, Charles A., US Army (AZ); OV1C shot down over Vinh Bihn
Demmon, David S., US Army (CA); OV1C shot down over Vinh Bihn
Bush, Robert Ira, USAF (WI); A1E shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Shorack, Theodore James, Jr., USAF (OR); A1E shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Holden, Elmer Larry, USAF (OK); HU3E shot down over water; KIA, body not recovered
Locker, James Douglas, USAF (OH); HU3E shot down over water; KIA, body not recovered
Rittichier, Jack C., USCG (OH); HU3E shot down over water; KIA, body not recovered
Schmidt, Walter R., Jr., USMC (NY); A4E shot down, known ejected and wounded, presumed POW
Yeend, Richard C., USAF (AL); HU3E shot down over water; KIA, body not recovered
Elliott, Andrew J., US Army (CA); OH6A crashed
Hilbrich, Barry W., US Army SF (TX); O1F disappeared
Ryder, John L., USAF (MI): O1F disappeared