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.
  • 1241
    Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1511
    St John’s College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: One of the world’s first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 1948
    Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
  • 1893
    Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, writer, scholar (d. 1963)
  • 1918
    Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (d. 2008)
  • 1930
    Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
  • 1937
    Valerie Singleton, British television presenter
  • 1963
    Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer
  • 1964
    Rob Awalt, American football player
  • 1979
    Keith Nobbs, American actor
  • 1980
    Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer
  • 1985
    Tomohisa Yamashita, Japanese actor and singer (NEWS)

Who died on April 9?

  • 1626
    Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist (b. 1561)
  • 1761
    William Law, British minister (b. 1686)
  • 1909
    Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1926
    Zip the Pinhead, American side show performer (b. c. 1857)
  • 1945
    Georg Elser, German resistance figure (b. 1903)
  • 1951
    Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (b. 1862)
  • 1978
    Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b. 1883)
  • 1997
    Helene Hanff, American writer (b. 1916)
  • 2003
    Earl Bramblett, American murderer (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)

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