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, 411,456 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 ‘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

  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
  • 1956
    Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object.
  • 1971
    The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations.
  • 1979
    The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
  • 1987
    Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  • 2008
    The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1717
    Johann Joachim Winckelmann, German art historian (d. 1768)
  • 1813
    Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (d. 1885)
  • 1911
    Broderick Crawford, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1911
    Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 1911
    Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
  • 1931
    William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1938
    David Houston, American country singer (d. 1993)
  • 1966
    Kadyrbek Sarbayev, foreign minister
  • 1978
    Gaston Gaudio, Argentine tennis player
  • 2001
    Ronnie Paris, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)

Who died on December 9?

  • 1674
    Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English statesman and historian (b. 1609)
  • 1916
    Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1955
    Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (b. 1885)
  • 1970
    Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Pakistani politician (b. 1893)
  • 1981
    Daniel Faulkner, American police officer (b. 1955)
  • 1994
    Garnett Silk, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1966)
  • 1995
    Toni Cade Bambara, American author (b. 1939)
  • 1998
    Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2003
    Paul Simon, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (b. 1912)

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