KENTUCKY (7/9/13) – This is your daily update of what has happened on this day in history.
•Roman military commander Avitus was proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire 1558 years ago.
•The Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington's troops 237 years ago.
•In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell 69 years ago.
•Voyager 2 flew past Jupiter 34 years ago.
•South Sudan gained independence and seceded from Sudan two years ago
Information provided by historyorb.com
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