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 100th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 27, 2020 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 440,664 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 ‘hectagon’ 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 309 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 2,666 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.
  • 1585
    The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: One of the world’s first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 1939
    Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall.
  • 1945
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk.
  • 1952
    Hugo Ballivian’s government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • 1959
    Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the “Mercury Seven”.
  • 1980
    The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
  • 1992
    John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1872
    Léon Blum, French prime minister (d. 1950)
  • 1908
    Joseph Krumgold, American author and scriptwriter
  • 1928
    Paul Arizin, American basketball player (d. 2006)
  • 1953
    John Howard, English singer-songwriter
  • 1966
    Cynthia Nixon, American actress
  • 1970
    Tricia Penrose, British actress and singer
  • 1984
    Linda Chung, Canadian/Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1986
    Leighton Meester, American singer and actress
  • 1987
    Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1990
    Kristen Stewart, American actress

Who died on April 9?

  • 1024
    Pope Benedict VIII
  • 1137
    William X, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)
  • 1483
    King Edward IV of England (b. 1442)
  • 1557
    Mikael Agricola, Finnish scholar (b. c. 1510)
  • 1945
    Georg Elser, German resistance figure (b. 1903)
  • 1945
    Karl Sack, German resistance figure (b. 1896)
  • 1976
    Dagmar Nordstrom, American composer, pianist (b. 1903)
  • 1988
    David Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (b. 1937)
  • 2002
    Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 2011
    Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)

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