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 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

  • 1092
    Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
  • 1450
    'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
  • 1726
    Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap’s molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.
  • 1873
    Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
  • 1904
    The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates and is succeeded by Humbert II.
  • 1969
    Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the military dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo, by robbing two banks.
  • 1980
    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?

  • 1907
    Kathryn Kuhlman, famed evangelist (d. 1976)
  • 1928
    Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian figure skater
  • 1950
    Tom Petersson, American bass guitarist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1960
    Tony Gwynn, American baseball player
  • 1961
    Sean Altman, American singer (Rockapella)
  • 1963
    Sanja Doležal, Croatian singer (Novi fosili)
  • 1979
    Matt Morris, American singer-songwriter
  • 1981
    Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1983
    Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • 1985
    Jake Long, American football player

Who died on May 9?

  • 1315
    Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1282)
  • 1931
    Albert Abraham Michelson, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1949
    Prince Louis II of Monaco (b. 1870)
  • 1964
    Rico Lebrun, Italian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1900)
  • 1979
    Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American businessman and industrialist (b. 1883)
  • 1985
    Edmond O'Brien, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)
  • 2008
    Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist (b. 1942)
  • 2009
    Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2011
    Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)

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