What are the important events that happened on April 9, 1942? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 9, 1942: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 9, 1942 is the 99th day of the year 1942 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 27, 1942 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $256.98. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Horse is the mythical animal and Water is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 9, 1942 Historical Events

  • 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.

Who were born on April 9, 1942?

  • 1942
    Brandon De Wilde, American actor (d. 1972)

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