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 343rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 26, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,316,800 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 ‘trihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

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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 54 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 3,275 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 9 Historical Events

  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.
  • 1835
    The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1888
    Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department.
  • 1931
    The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 1935
    Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1965
    The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object.
  • 1969
    United States Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
  • 1971
    The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations.
  • 1979
    The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1813
    Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (d. 1885)
  • 1867
    Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek writer (d. 1951)
  • 1933
    Ashleigh Brilliant, American writer (Pot-Shots)
  • 1937
    Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1946
    Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1946
    Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
  • 1972
    Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • 1978
    Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
  • 1991
    Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  • 2001
    Ronnie Paris, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)

Who died on December 9?

  • 1565
    Pope Pius IV (b. 1499)
  • 1975
    William A. Wellman, American movie director (b. 1896)
  • 1982
    Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (b. 1905)
  • 1995
    Toni Cade Bambara, American author (b. 1939)
  • 1996
    Mary Leakey, English archaeologist and anthropologist (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Archie Moore, American boxer (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
  • 2004
    Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
  • 2005
    Robert Sheckley, American author (b. 1928)
  • 2009
    Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)

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