What happened this day in history

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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 343rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 26, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,316,800 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 54 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 3,275 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.
  • 1946
    The “Subsequent Nuremberg Trials” begin with the “Doctors’ Trial”, prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • 1946
    The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 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?

  • 1579
    Martin de Porres, Peruvian saint (d. 1639)
  • 1837
    Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
  • 1925
    Dina Merrill, American actress
  • 1942
    Dick Butkus, American football player
  • 1958
    Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents)

Who died on December 9?

  • 748
    Nasr ibn Sayyar, last Ummayad governor of Khurasan (b. 663)
  • 1706
    King Peter II of Portugal (b. 1648)
  • 1798
    Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (b. 1729)
  • 1971
    Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)
  • 2008
    Ibrahim Dossey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1972)

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