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

  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
  • 1989
    The April 9 tragedy in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR an anti-Soviet peaceful demonstration and hunger strikes, demanding restoration of Georgian independence is dispersed by the Soviet army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  • 2005
    Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall.
  • 2011
    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1770
    Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1901
    Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1939
    Michael Learned, American actress
  • 1944
    Joe Brinkman, American Major League Umpire
  • 1953
    Hal Ketchum, American musician
  • 1956
    Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • 1964
    Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author
  • 1977
    Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)
  • 1988
    Dino Imperial, Filipino actor
  • 1988
    Michel Alves Baroni, Brazilian footballer

Who died on April 9?

  • 1747
    Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, Scottish clan chief
  • 1917
    James Hope Moulton, British Classical Greek scholar (b. 1863)
  • 1980
    Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Islamic philosopher and economist (b. 1935)
  • 1997
    Mae Boren Axton, American singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2002
    Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 2006
    Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)
  • 2010
    Zoltán Varga, Hungarian footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2011
    Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)

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