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

December 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 9 is the 343rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 26, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 420,216 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 ‘trihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 72 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 1,814 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 9 Historical Events

  • 1824
    Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence.
  • 1851
    The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1856
    The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1875
    The Massachusetts Rifle Association, “America’s Oldest Active Gun Club”, is founded.
  • 1897
    Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
  • 1958
    The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.
  • 1960
    The first episode of the world’s longest-running television soap opera Coronation Street is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
  • 1969
    United States Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
  • 1971
    Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1717
    Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German art historian (d. 1768)
  • 1901
    Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-born writer (d. 1938)
  • 1905
    Dalton Trumbo, American writer (d. 1976)
  • 1930
    Buck Henry, American actor
  • 1941
    Dan Hicks, American musician
  • 1944
    Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • 1958
    Nick Seymour, Australian bassist (Crowded House)
  • 1969
    Jakob Dylan, American singer (The Wallflowers)
  • 1972
    Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • 1990
    LaFee, German singer

Who died on December 9?

  • 1625
    Ubbo Emmius, Dutch historian and geographer (b. 1547)
  • 1916
    Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1924
    Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and music teacher (b. 1854)
  • 1941
    Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • 1943
    Georges Dufrénoy, French post-impressionnist painter (b. 1870)
  • 1965
    Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)
  • 1971
    Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
  • 1995
    Douglas Corrigan, American aviator (b. 1907)
  • 2002
    Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2007
    Gordon Zahn, American sociologist and pacifist (b. 1918)

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