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 99th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 27, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,491,696,000 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 ‘enneacontaenneagon’ 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 316 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 1,570 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.
  • 1511
    St John’s College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 1947
    The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • 1969
    The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
  • 1975
    The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1634
    Albertine Agnes of Nassau, Regent of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe (d. 1696)
  • 1648
    Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 1794
    Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)
  • 1806
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (d. 1859)
  • 1830
    Eadweard Muybridge, English-born photographer and motion picture pioneer (d. 1904)
  • 1865
    Erich Ludendorff, German general in World War I (d. 1937)
  • 1912
    Lev Kopelev, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • 1943
    Terry Knight, American music promoter (d. 2004)
  • 1971
    Leo Fortune-West, English footballer
  • 1987
    Craig Mabbitt, American singer (Escape the Fate)

Who died on April 9?

  • 585 BC
    Emperor Jimmu, First Japanese Emperor
  • 715
    Pope Constantine
  • 1024
    Pope Benedict VIII
  • 1305
    Lord Borchard de Herle, English Diplomat (b. 1268)
  • 1804
    Jacques Necker, French statesman (b. 1732)
  • 1909
    Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1945
    Hans von Dohnanyi, German resistance figure (b. 1902)
  • 2001
    Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (b. 1986)
  • 2010
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian track and field athlete (b. 1932)

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