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 344th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 26, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,687,360 minutes 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 ‘trihectatetracontatetragon’ 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 50 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 1,449 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 9 Historical Events

  • 1835
    The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1851
    The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1856
    The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1911
    A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Compass – British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
  • 1958
    The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.
  • 1961
    The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ends with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
  • 1973
    British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.
  • 2000
    The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1813
    Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (d. 1885)
  • 1837
    Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
  • 1927
    Pierre Henry, French composer
  • 1942
    Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • 1944
    Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • 1964
    Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein)
  • 1966
    Kirsten Gillibrand, American politician
  • 1974
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan,Pakistani singer
  • 1979
    Chen Hao, Chinese actress
  • 1979
    Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer

Who died on December 9?

  • 1544
    Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491)
  • 1603
    William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
  • 1941
    Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)
  • 1970
    Artem Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer (b. 1905)
  • 1975
    William A. Wellman, American movie director (b. 1896)
  • 1994
    Garnett Silk, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1966)
  • 1995
    Toni Cade Bambara, American author (b. 1939)
  • 1996
    Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 2002
    Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2010
    John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)

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