This Day for You - July 9
The World Celebrates
Independence Day - Sudan Sudan gained independence from the Republic of the Sudan in 2011, making it the most recent sovereign state or country with widespread recognition. The declaration of independence of the United Provinces of South America by the Congress of Tucumán in 1816, is celebrated on July 9.
Constitution Day - Palau and Australia celebrate their constitution day on July 9.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1776: Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops
1815: 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
1816: Argentina declared independence from Spain
1875: The Bombay Stock Exchange Is Formed
1877: First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins - first official lawn tennis tournament - men's singles only
1900: The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons
1951: India's first Five Year Plan is prepared and published
1957: Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1969: India accepts the Royal Bengal Tiger as its National Animal.
2017: CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3
2018: US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year
1938 - Sanjeev Kapoor, he acted in genres ranging from romantic dramas to thrillers. He is very popular for his role of Thakur in the film Sholay.
1947 - Orenthal James Simpson, nicknamed "the Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon.
1956 - Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.