What happened this day in history August 9

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.
  • 1329
    Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
  • 1483
    Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass.
  • 1854
    Henry David Thoreau published Walden.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain – At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
  • 1942
    Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
  • 1942
    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.
  • 1945
    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.
  • 1965
    Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
  • 1993
    The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan loses a 38-year hold on national leadership.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1648
    Johann Michael Bach, German composer (d. 1694)
  • 1696
    Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1772)
  • 1797
    Charles Robert Malden, British naval officer (d. 1855)
  • 1805
    Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
  • 1909
    V. K. Gokak, Indian Kannada writer (d. 1992)
  • 1961
    Amy Stiller, American actress
  • 1964
    Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
  • 1984
    Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
  • 1988
    Vasilios Koutsianikoulis, Greek footballer
  • 1989
    Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer

Who died on August 9?

  • 1910
    Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist (b. 1868)
  • 1957
    Carl Clauberg, German Nazi doctor (b. 1898)
  • 1967
    Joe Orton, English writer (b. 1933)
  • 1969
    Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)
  • 1988
    Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
  • 2000
    John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born American economist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    James Van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Bernie Mac, American comedian (b. 1957)

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