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 99th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 27, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,861,600 minutes 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 ‘enneacontaenneagon’ 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 316 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 1,570 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 9 Historical Events

  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1585
    The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Arras – the battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
  • 1918
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
  • 1947
    The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • 1948
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán’s assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia known as La violencia.
  • 1975
    8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged.
  • 1975
    The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 2003
    2003 invasion of Iraq: Baghdad falls to American forces;Saddam Hussein statue topples as Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down the statue and tearing it to pieces.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1597
    John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)
  • 1794
    Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)
  • 1865
    Erich Ludendorff, German general in World War I (d. 1937)
  • 1921
    Jean-Marie Balestre, French motorsports official (FIA) (d. 2008)
  • 1955
    Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • 1962
    Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian artist and film director
  • 1971
    Peter Canavan, Gaelic footballer
  • 1975
    Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • 1984
    Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
  • 1988
    Uee, South Korean actress and singer (After School)

Who died on April 9?

  • 1922
    Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidoterist (b. 1866)
  • 1936
    Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 1940
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (b. 1865)
  • 1945
    Georg Elser, German resistance figure (b. 1903)
  • 1951
    Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (b. 1862)
  • 1953
    Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (b. 1877)
  • 1980
    Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Islamic philosopher and economist (b. 1935)
  • 1982
    Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian conductor (b. 1896)
  • 2006
    Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • 2010
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian track and field athlete (b. 1932)

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