Daily Archives: July 9, 2014

Democrats nominate Davis-Bryan ticket 90 years ago this hour (July 9 1924)


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)

American forces secure Saipan as last Japanese defenses fall 70 years ago this hour (July 9 1944)


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 IIPacific 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)