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

  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • 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.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: One of the world’s first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 1945
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 1968
    Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1975
    8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged.
  • 1981
    The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1806
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (d. 1859)
  • 1917
    Johannes Bobrowski, German lyricist and writer (d. 1965)
  • 1932
    Jim Fowler, American zoologist
  • 1936
    Valerie Solanas, American feminist, attempted murderer of Andy Warhol (d. 1988)
  • 1948
    Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1964
    Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author
  • 1975
    Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • 1985
    David Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer
  • 1988
    Uee, South Korean actress and singer (After School)

Who died on April 9?

  • 491
    Zeno, Byzantine Emperor
  • 1654
    Matei Basarab, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1588)
  • 1761
    William Law, British minister (b. 1686)
  • 1936
    Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (b. 1867)
  • 1961
    King Zog I of Albania (b. 1895)
  • 1963
    Eddie Edwards, American jazz tromboner (b. 1891)
  • 1999
    Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • 2002
    Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2010
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian track and field athlete (b. 1932)

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