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, 405,600 hours 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.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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.

My Birthday Ninja Birthday Facts Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out who shares my birthday and what was the number one song on your day of birth. (Sponsored link)

April 9 Historical Events

  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1609
    Eighty Years’ War: Spain and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Antwerp to initiate twelve years of truce.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1867
    Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.
  • 1918
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
  • 1967
    The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
  • 1901
    Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1908
    Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-born painter (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    J. Presper Eckert, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
  • 1929
    Paule Marshall, American author
  • 1956
    Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • 1962
    Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian artist and film director
  • 1964
    Rick Tocchet, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
  • 1988
    Michel Alves Baroni, Brazilian footballer

Who died on April 9?

  • 715
    Pope Constantine
  • 1492
    Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian statesmen (b. 1449)
  • 1754
    Christian Wolff, German philosopher (b. 1679)
  • 1940
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (b. 1865)
  • 1951
    Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (b. 1862)
  • 1963
    Eddie Edwards, American jazz tromboner (b. 1891)
  • 1997
    Mae Boren Axton, American singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2001
    Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2002
    Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Zoltán Varga, Hungarian footballer (b. 1945)

Share or Link to This Page:

Kindly keep the link back to this website. Thank you!