Video: 'Democratic convention in New York City 1924'
(Wednesday, July 9, 1924, 3:38 p.m. EDT) — Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom John W. Davis of West Virginia was nominated for president today at the 1924 Democratic National Convention meeting at Madison Square Garden in New York. Continue reading Democrats nominate Davis-Bryan ticket 90 years ago this hour (July 9 1924)
(Saturday, July 9, 1904, 5:45 a.m. local time) — Chief Judge of New York Court of Appeals Alton B. Parker of New York was unanimously nominated for president today at the 1904 Democratic National Convention meeting at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. Continue reading Democrats nominate Parker-Davis ticket 110 years ago this hour (July 9 1904)
Video: 'Documentary World War 2 II in Colour The Second World War color' (final Allied assault on Saipan at 1:33:34)
(Sunday, July 9, 1944, 4:15 p.m. ChST; during the Battle of Saipan, part of World War II, Pacific War) — The Allied conquest of Saipan Island in Japan’s inner defense line was completed this afternoon, clearing the way for direct strikes to the Japanese mainland by U.S. B-29 bombers. Continue reading American forces secure Saipan as last Japanese defenses fall 70 years ago this hour (July 9 1944)