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

  • 1782
    American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 1939
    Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March – United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island’s east coast.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
  • 1947
    The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court’s 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.
  • 1975
    The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 1980
    The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
  • 1992
    John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1770
    Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1901
    Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1910
    Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1944
    Joe Brinkman, American Major League Umpire
  • 1954
    Dennis Quaid, American actor
  • 1954
    Iain Duncan Smith, British politician
  • 1975
    Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • 1979
    Jeff Reed, American football player
  • 1982
    Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1988
    Dino Imperial, Filipino actor

Who died on April 9?

  • 1553
    François Rabelais, French writer
  • 1557
    Mikael Agricola, Finnish scholar (b. c. 1510)
  • 1876
    Charles Goodyear, American politician (b. 1804)
  • 1940
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (b. 1865)
  • 1948
    George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
  • 1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (b. 1867)
  • 2002
    Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 2005
    Andrea Dworkin, American feminist activist and writer (b. 1946)
  • 2006
    Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)

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