What are the important events that happened on April 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 9 is the 100th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 27, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,460,160,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 294 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,205 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 9 Historical Events

  • 1682
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
  • 1852
    At a general conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young explains the Adam–God doctrine, an important part of the theology of Mormon fundamentalism.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
  • 1918
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1947
    The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • 1965
    Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
  • 1980
    The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
  • 2011
    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1648
    Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 1904
    Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1937
    Marty Krofft, Canadian television producer
  • 1944
    Joe Brinkman, American Major League Umpire
  • 1963
    Joe Scarborough, American television personality
  • 1963
    Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer
  • 1977
    Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)
  • 1979
    Keith Nobbs, American actor
  • 1984
    Linda Chung, Canadian/Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1987
    Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer

Who died on April 9?

  • 1484
    Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473)
  • 1626
    Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist (b. 1561)
  • 1693
    Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)
  • 1963
    Eddie Edwards, American jazz tromboner (b. 1891)
  • 1980
    Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Islamic philosopher and economist (b. 1935)
  • 1996
    Richard Condon, American novelist (b. 1915)
  • 1998
    Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 1999
    Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • 2010
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian track and field athlete (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    Zoltán Varga, Hungarian footballer (b. 1945)

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