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

  • 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.
  • 1872
    In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
  • 1931
    The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 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 Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1946
    The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 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.
  • 1981
    Philadelphia Police Department officer Daniel Faulkner is killed during a routine traffic stop; Mumia Abu-Jamal is later convicted for it and he goes on to become “perhaps the world’s best known death-row inmate” before his sentence is commuted to life without parole in December 2011.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1610
    Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (d. 1680)
  • 1667
    William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)
  • 1891
    Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)
  • 1904
    Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1927
    Pierre Henry, French composer
  • 1933
    Ashleigh Brilliant, American writer (Pot-Shots)
  • 1941
    Beau Bridges, American actor
  • 1966
    Julio Alberto Rodas Hurtarte, former soccer player
  • 1970
    Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
  • 1980
    Simon Helberg, American actor

Who died on December 9?

  • 1437
    Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1368)
  • 1674
    Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English statesman and historian (b. 1609)
  • 1830
    Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (b. 1757)
  • 1930
    Rube Foster, American baseball player (b. 1879)
  • 1935
    Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor (b. 1886)
  • 1970
    Artem Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer (b. 1905)
  • 1972
    Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)
  • 1981
    Daniel Faulkner, American police officer (b. 1955)
  • 2002
    Ian Hornak, American painter and sculptor (b. 1944)
  • 2009
    Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)

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