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, 1,512,777,600 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 ‘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

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.
  • 1875
    The Massachusetts Rifle Association, “America’s Oldest Active Gun Club”, is founded.
  • 1905
    In France, the law separating church and state is passed.
  • 1911
    A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
  • 1922
    Gabriel Narutowicz is announced the first president of Poland.
  • 1946
    The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 1953
    Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
  • 1988
    The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
  • 2000
    The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.
  • 2003
    A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1748
    Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
  • 1850
    Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)
  • 1876
    Berton Churchill, American actor (d. 1940)
  • 1930
    Buck Henry, American actor
  • 1954
    Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballplayer and football manager
  • 1966
    Michael Foster, drummer for rock band FireHouse
  • 1968
    Brent Price, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Geoff Barrow, English musician (Portishead)
  • 1977
    Shayne Graham, American football player
  • 1982
    Ryan Grant, American football player

Who died on December 9?

  • 1165
    King Malcolm IV of Scotland (b. 1141)
  • 1706
    King Peter II of Portugal (b. 1648)
  • 1916
    Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1970
    Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Pakistani politician (b. 1893)
  • 1971
    Ralph Bunche, American diplomat, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
  • 1971
    Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
  • 1996
    Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1996
    Mary Leakey, English archaeologist and anthropologist (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    David Brudnoy, American radio personality (b. 1940)
  • 2009
    Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)

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