Neptune, Georgia and the battle of Toulouse: 3 things that happened On This Day 9 June

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

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9 June

1732: King George II granted a Royal Charter for the establishment of the colony of Georgia in America.

721: An Ummayad army under the command of Al-Samh ibn Malik al-Khawlani was crushed at the battle of Toulouse by a Frankish force led by Duke Odo of Aquitaine. Al-Samh was mortally wounded.

1812: Birth in Radis, Wittenberg, of German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle. In September 1846 Galle became the first person to observe Neptune in the knowledge that it was a planet.

Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules

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