Today in World War II History – June 9, 1943 POSTED: Sunday, June 9, 2013 by Sarah Sundin Ens. George H.W. Bush, Navy pilot 70 Years Ago—June 9, 1943: US 11th Naval District declares Los Angeles off-limits to servicemen, ending Zoot Suit riots. Future president George H.W. Bush commissioned as an ensign in the US Naval Reserves.