What happened this day in history April 9

What are the important events that happened on April 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 9 is the 99th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 27, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,617,926,400 seconds 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 ‘enneacontaenneagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 298 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 3,031 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 9 Historical Events

  • 1388
    Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.
  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1585
    The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
  • 1918
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Weserübung – Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • 1948
    Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.
  • 1948
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán’s assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia known as La violencia.
  • 1992
    John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1830
    Eadweard Muybridge, English-born photographer and motion picture pioneer (d. 1904)
  • 1910
    Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1921
    Frankie Thomas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1926
    Hugh Hefner, American entrepreneur and publisher
  • 1971
    Leo Fortune-West, English footballer
  • 1972
    Bernard Ackah, Ivorian mixed martial artist and comedian
  • 1977
    Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)
  • 1985
    David Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1987
    Jazmine Sullivan, American R&B singer

Who died on April 9?

  • 1024
    Pope Benedict VIII
  • 1305
    Lord Borchard de Herle, English Diplomat (b. 1268)
  • 1492
    Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian statesmen (b. 1449)
  • 1917
    James Hope Moulton, British Classical Greek scholar (b. 1863)
  • 1948
    George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
  • 1976
    Phil Ochs, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 1993
    Joseph B. Soloveitchik, American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist and modern Jewish philosopher (b. 1903)
  • 1998
    Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 2001
    Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2006
    Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)

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