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.

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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.
  • 1241
    Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
  • 1388
    Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.
  • 1918
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    The “Chicago Eight” plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1980
    The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1597
    John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)
  • 1898
    Earl “Curly” Lambeau, American football coach, executive (d. 1965)
  • 1904
    Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1955
    Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • 1961
    Mark Kelly, British keyboard player (Marillion)
  • 1966
    Cynthia Nixon, American actress
  • 1970
    Mike Barz, American meteorologist and TV anchor
  • 1970
    Tricia Penrose, British actress and singer
  • 1972
    Bernard Ackah, Ivorian mixed martial artist and comedian
  • 1988
    Michel Alves Baroni, Brazilian footballer

Who died on April 9?

  • 1483
    King Edward IV of England (b. 1442)
  • 1484
    Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473)
  • 1626
    Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist (b. 1561)
  • 1917
    James Hope Moulton, British Classical Greek scholar (b. 1863)
  • 1936
    Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 1940
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (b. 1865)
  • 1963
    Eddie Edwards, American jazz tromboner (b. 1891)
  • 1988
    Brook Benton, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 1998
    Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2006
    Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)

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