9 June 2020: This day in history

68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging

721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in 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

1997 British lease on the New Territories in Hong Kong expires

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

Source: Onthisday.com

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