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 130th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 26, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,483,040 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 ‘hectatriacontagon’ 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 279 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 2,696 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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May 9 Historical Events
'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
The Food and Drug Administration announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle’s Enovid, making Enovid the world’s first approved oral contraceptive pill.
In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.
In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.
Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed by a land mine under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
Who were born on May 9?
Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
Mike Wallace, American journalist
Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (d. 1997)
Anne Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast and Olympic Champion
Dylan Lauren,American businesswoman & daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren
Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
Audrina Patridge, American actress
Zane Huett, American actor
Who died on May 9?
Dieterich Buxtehude, German composer
Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian violinist and composer(b. 1663)
Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan Philanthropist (b. 1887)
Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (b. 1902)
Marion Lorne, American actress (b. 1885)
James Jones, American writer (b. 1921)
Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese sherpa and 1st sherpa to climb Mt. Everest (b. 1914)
Jacques Dextraze, French Canadian military officer (b. 1919)
Alice Faye, American actress (b. 1915)
Nasrat Parsa, Afghan singer (b. 1969)
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