What happened this day in history December 9

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

December 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 9 is the 344th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 26, 2024 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 481,584 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 ‘trihectatetracontatetragon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 51 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 4,371 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 9 Historical Events

  • 1425
    The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • 1851
    The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1922
    Gabriel Narutowicz is announced the first president of Poland.
  • 1931
    The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1946
    The “Subsequent Nuremberg Trials” begin with the “Doctors’ Trial”, prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • 1961
    Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.
  • 2000
    The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.
  • 2003
    A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1897
    Hermione Gingold, English actress (d. 1987)
  • 1918
    Joyce Redman, Irish actress
  • 1931
    William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1932
    Edd Wheeler, American singer-songwriter
  • 1953
    Cornelis de Bondt, Dutch composer
  • 1957
    Donny Osmond, American singer and actor
  • 1962
    Felicity Huffman, American actress
  • 1968
    Brent Price, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Gaston Gaudio, Argentine tennis player
  • 1982
    Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete

Who died on December 9?

  • 1916
    Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1932
    Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain, Bangladeshi writer and social worker (b. 1880)
  • 1952
    Abe Manley, American baseball team owner (b. 1885)
  • 1970
    Artem Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer (b. 1905)
  • 1982
    Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (b. 1905)
  • 1993
    Danny Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Paul Simon, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2004
    Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
  • 2009
    Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)

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