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, 25,212,960 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 ‘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

  • 730
    Battle of Marj Ardabil: the Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, al-Djarrah ibn Abdullah
  • 1425
    The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • 1531
    The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
  • 1856
    The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1917
    World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
  • 1935
    Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1962
    The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
  • 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?

  • 1898
    Emmett Kelly, American circus clown (d. 1979)
  • 1936
    Ben Pon, Dutch vintner and Olympian and motor racing driver
  • 1953
    Cornelis de Bondt, Dutch composer
  • 1953
    World B. Free, American basketball player
  • 1961
    Joe Lando, American actor
  • 1967
    Joshua Bell, American violinist
  • 1977
    Shayne Graham, American football player
  • 1982
    Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
  • 1990
    LaFee, German singer
  • 2001
    Ronnie Paris, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)

Who died on December 9?

  • 1636
    Fabian Birkowski, Polish writer (b. 1566)
  • 1674
    Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, English statesman and historian (b. 1609)
  • 1906
    Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
  • 1924
    Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and music teacher (b. 1854)
  • 1972
    Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)
  • 1998
    Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2002
    Stan Rice, American painter and poet (b. 1942)
  • 2005
    György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (b. 1912)
  • 2010
    James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • 2010
    John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)

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