11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 9th July

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1816 - Argentina formally declares independence from Spain

2. 1850 - Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the U.S., dies after only 16 months in office

3. 1877 - The first Wimbledon tennis tournament begins

4. 1900 - The British Parliament proclaims that as of January 1st, 1901, the six Australian colonies would be united as the Commonwealth of Australia

5. 1947 - Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen of England, announces her engagement to Lt. Philip Mountbatten

6. 1982 - 30-year-old Michael Fagan brakes into Buckingham Palace, and spendst 10 minutes talking with Queen Elizabeth II in her bedroom before being arrested.

7. 1984 - A 760-year-old wing of York Minster, the largest medieval Cathedral in Britain, is gutted by a fierce fire started by lightning

8. 1991 - The closure of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International causes up to 20 local UK councils to lose up to £30m 

9. 1991 - South Africa is re-admitted to the Olympics after 20 years

10. 1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson is temporarily banned from boxing for biting Evander Holyfield's ear

11. 2006 - Zinedine Zidane is sent off for head butting Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final

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