What happened this day in history May 9

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, 1,588,982,400 seconds 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

  • 1877
    A magnitude 8.8 earthquake off the coast of Peru kills 2,541, including some as far away as Hawaii and Japan.
  • 1904
    The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • 1941
    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.
  • 1948
    Czechoslovakia’s Ninth-of-May Constitution comes into effect.
  • 1949
    Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco.
  • 1979
    Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran.
  • 1987
    A Polish LOT Ilyushin IL-62M “Tadeusz Kościuszko” (SP-LBG) crashes after takeoff in Warsaw, Poland, killing 183 people.
  • 2002
    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.
  • 2006
    Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

Who were born on May 9?

  • 1860
    J. M. Barrie, Scottish author (d. 1937)
  • 1914
    Hank Snow, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1919
    Arthur English, English actor and comedian (d. 1995)
  • 1937
    José Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect
  • 1972
    Lisa Ann, American Pornographic Actress
  • 1975
    Tamia, Canadian singer
  • 1978
    Aaron Harang, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Bill Murphy, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Rachel Boston, American actress
  • 1997
    Zane Huett, American actor

Who died on May 9?

  • 1707
    Dieterich Buxtehude, German composer
  • 1745
    Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Italian violinist and composer(b. 1663)
  • 1747
    John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and diplomat (b. 1673)
  • 1805
    Friedrich Schiller, German poet and historian (b. 1759)
  • 1955
    Kate Booth, oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1858)
  • 1957
    Ezio Pinza, Italian bass (b. 1892)
  • 1989
    Keith Whitley, American country music singer (b. 1955)
  • 1997
    Rawya Ateya, Egyptian politician and first female parliamentarian in the Arab world (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
  • 2011
    Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)

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