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 222nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 27, 2024 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,719,360 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 ‘dihectaicosadigon’ day.

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 173 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 4,249 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 9 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1814
    Indian Wars: the Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
  • 1854
    Henry David Thoreau published Walden.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole – A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
  • 1925
    A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India
  • 1942
    Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
  • 1971
    The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.
  • 1988
    Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.
  • 1999
    Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

Who were born on August 9?

  • 1901
    Charles Farrell, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1925
    David A. Huffman, American computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1946
    Jim Kiick, American football player
  • 1961
    Brad Gilbert, American tennis player
  • 1968
    Gillian Anderson, American actress
  • 1976
    Aled Jones, British Radio Producer
  • 1978
    Audrey Tautou, French actress
  • 1982
    Tyson Gay, American sprinter
  • 1983
    Alicja Smietana, Polish violinist
  • 1989
    Jason Heyward, American baseball player

Who died on August 9?

  • 1601
    Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1558)
  • 1634
    William Noy, English jurist (b. 1577)
  • 1910
    Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist (b. 1868)
  • 1949
    Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (b. 1874)
  • 1969
    Abigail Folger, American heiress (murdered) (b. 1943)
  • 1988
    Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • 2004
    David Raksin, American film composer (b. 1912)
  • 2005
    Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • 2006
    James Van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
  • 2006
    Philip E. High, science fiction author (b. 1914)

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