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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

  • 1425
    The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • 1851
    The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1917
    World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
  • 1931
    The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 1937
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing – Japanese troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Asaka Yasuhiko launch an assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1842
    Peter Kropotkin, Russian anarchist (d. 1921)
  • 1871
    Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1882
    Joaquín Turina, Spanish composer (d. 1949)
  • 1895
    Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1958
    Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents)

Who died on December 9?

  • 748
    Nasr ibn Sayyar, last Ummayad governor of Khurasan (b. 663)
  • 1971
    Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
  • 1996
    Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • 2002
    Ian Hornak, American painter and sculptor (b. 1944)
  • 2003
    Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)

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