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, 24,336,000 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 ‘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

  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1585
    The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
  • 1682
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
  • 1945
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
  • 1969
    The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1898
    Paul Robeson, American singer and activist (d. 1976)
  • 1903
    Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1917
    Johannes Bobrowski, German lyricist and writer (d. 1965)
  • 1933
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor
  • 1944
    Joe Brinkman, American Major League Umpire
  • 1978
    Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer
  • 1984
    Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
  • 1988
    Dino Imperial, Filipino actor
  • 1989
    Danielle Kahle, American figure skater
  • 1998
    Elle Fanning, American actress

Who died on April 9?

  • 1626
    Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist (b. 1561)
  • 1693
    Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)
  • 1889
    Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • 1945
    Georg Elser, German resistance figure (b. 1903)
  • 1948
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1980
    Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Islamic philosopher and economist (b. 1935)
  • 1988
    David Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (b. 1937)
  • 1996
    James W. Rouse, American real estate developer, activist, and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 1997
    Mae Boren Axton, American singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2011
    Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)

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