What happened this day in history July 9

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

July 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 9 is the 191st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 175 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

When this day started, 477,912 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 ‘hectaenneacontahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 204 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 4,218 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 9 Historical Events

  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
  • 1789
    In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
  • 1807
    The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia.
  • 1816
    Argentina declares independence from Spain.
  • 1922
    Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Normandy – British and Canadian forces capture Caen, France.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.
  • 1955
    The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.
  • 1986
    The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.
  • 1999
    Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

Who were born on July 9?

  • 1764
    Ann Radcliffe, English novelist (d. 1823)
  • 1926
    Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist; Nobel laureate
  • 1929
    Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Brian Dennehy, American actor
  • 1946
    Natasha Pyne, English actress
  • 1947
    Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience) (d. 2008)
  • 1960
    Marc Mero, American pro wrestler
  • 1978
    Kara Goucher, American long distance runner
  • 1979
    Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1986
    Dominic Cervi, American footballer

Who died on July 9?

  • 518
    Anastasius I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 430)
  • 1228
    Stephen Langton, English clergyman, Archbishop of Canterbury (b.c. 1150)
  • 1797
    Edmund Burke, British philosopher and statesman (b. 1729)
  • 1856
    James Strang, American religious figure (b. 1813)
  • 1983
    Keith Wickenden, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 1985
    Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish-born American founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1992
    Kelvin Coe, Australian ballet dancer (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Bill Mosienko, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2008
    Séamus Brennan, Irish politician (b. 1948)

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