What are the important events that happened on May 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
May 9: Facts & Myths About This Day
May 9 is the 129th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 26, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 450,144 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 ‘hectaicosaenneagon’ day.
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Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 268 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 3,061 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 9 Historical Events
Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap’s molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
World War II: The German submarine U-110 is captured by the Royal Navy. On board is the latest Enigma cryptography machine which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Humbert II.
Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the military dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo, by robbing two banks.
In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.
Who were born on May 9?
Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater
Tom Petersson, American bass guitarist (Cheap Trick)
Tony Gwynn, American baseball player
Sean Altman, American singer (Rockapella)
Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer (Novi fosili)
Matt Morris, American singer-songwriter
Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
Jake Long, American football player
Who died on May 9?
Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1282)
Albert Abraham Michelson, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
Prince Louis II of Monaco (b. 1870)
Rico Lebrun, Italian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1900)
Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American businessman and industrialist (b. 1883)
Edmond O'Brien, American actor (b. 1915)
Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)
Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist (b. 1942)
Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)
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