What are the important events that happened on August 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
August 9: Facts & Myths About This Day
August 9 is the 221st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 27, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 461,112 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 ‘dihectaicosahenagon’ day.
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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 166 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 3,518 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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August 9 Historical Events
48 BC –
Caesar’s civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass.
Henry David Thoreau published Walden.
American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain – At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
World War II: Battle of Savo Island – Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. 39,000 people are killed outright.
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.
Who were born on August 9?
Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1772)
Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)
Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
V. K. Gokak, Indian Kannada writer (d. 1992)
Amy Stiller, American actress
Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, Greek footballer
Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer
Who died on August 9?
Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist (b. 1868)
Carl Clauberg, German Nazi doctor (b. 1898)
Joe Orton, English writer (b. 1933)
Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)
Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born American economist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1920)
Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
James Van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
Bernie Mac, American comedian (b. 1957)
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