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
American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.
The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department.
The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder.
World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
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.
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.
The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations.
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?
Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (d. 1885)
Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek writer (d. 1951)
Ashleigh Brilliant, American writer (Pot-Shots)
Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
Ronnie Paris, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)
Who died on December 9?
Pope Pius IV (b. 1499)
William A. Wellman, American movie director (b. 1896)
Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (b. 1905)
Toni Cade Bambara, American author (b. 1939)
Mary Leakey, English archaeologist and anthropologist (b. 1913)
Archie Moore, American boxer (b. 1913)
Shaughnessy Cohen, Canadian politician (b. 1948)
Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
Robert Sheckley, American author (b. 1928)
Gene Barry, American actor (b. 1919)
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