Collector Car Appreciation Day

🗓️ On This Day - July 9th

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at July 9th – where is this year going, honestly? July 9th is an important date for millions of people – it’s a birthday, an anniversary, you name it – but what about historical events and special national holidays? As it happens, there’s tons to July 9th you might not be aware of. Let’s dive straight in and take a look at what you’re missing…

On this day

interesting facts about usa independence day

Louisiana and South Carolina made an important decision.

In 1868, Louisiana and South Carolina became the last states of all to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Amendment guaranteed civil rights – and many would say it was a long time coming. Thankfully, it's ingrained in law now, but there's still plenty of work left to do.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh

A royal engagement took place!

In 1947, the British press announced the engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten! That’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, of course. The two were married for 74 years until Prince Philip’s death in 2021. Elizabeth would pass away a year later, in September 2022.

Francisco Franco

Spain made a choice.

In the same year, 1947, Spain voted for the Franco monarchy. He remained the country’s dictator until his death in 1975 – and was responsible for tens of thousands of deaths across a brutal dictatorship regime.

Donkey Kong

Nintendo released an important game!

In 1981, Nintendo released Donkey Kong, the arcade game in Japan. The game was devised by Shigeru Miyamoto, who would later go on to spin the game's playable hero – Mario – into a gaming icon of his own right. Donkey Kong is still regarded as one of the most important arcade games of all time, and may be considered the first-ever "platform" game.

Facts of South Sudan

The blossoming of the world’s youngest nation

In a historic moment on July 9th, 2011, South Sudan emerged as the world's newest nation, carving its place on the global map. With this bold step towards independence, South Sudan embarked on a journey of self-determination, defying the boundaries of the conventional world order. Discover the captivating story behind the birth of a nation, filled with hope, challenges, and the aspirations of a young and resilient people.

Special Days Falling on July 9th

One of the best things about July 9th are its special holidays! Just look at some of the great things we get to celebrate today!
National Dimples Day

National Dimples Day

Everyone has a beautiful smile, but there is nothing quite as cute as seeing someone’s dimples when they beam! And, believe it or not, these special attributes actually have their own day! So, today, on National Dimples Day, Find those you love who have dimples, and compliment them on their cuteness (provided they’re happy to hear it)!

National Sugar Cookie Day

National Sugar Cookie Day

Cookies are pretty much great in any form, but who doesn’t love a sugar cookie? These incredibly sweet treats are amazing for kids and adults alike. So, today is the day to bake up a storm and enjoy a batch or two. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful recipes online for you to try, too.

Collector Car Appreciation Day

Collector Car Appreciation Day

Some of us love our cars not just to drive, but to look at, too! Today’s a special day to marvel at some well-kept and cherished vehicles of yesterday. There’s nothing quite like the shape of a classic car – and for that reason, we think today’s a great day to start checking out a few exhibits.

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