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, 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

  • 1450
    'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated.
  • 1904
    The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100 mph.
  • 1927
    The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • 1936
    Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
  • 1955
    Cold War: West Germany joins NATO.
  • 1960
    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.
  • 2001
    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.
  • 2002
    In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    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?

  • 1888
    Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 1964)
  • 1918
    Mike Wallace, American journalist
  • 1924
    Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (d. 1997)
  • 1955
    Anne Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • 1965
    Janu Tornell, American model and Survivor contestant
  • 1972
    Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast and Olympic Champion
  • 1974
    Dylan Lauren,American businesswoman & daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren
  • 1981
    Yu Yokoyama, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1985
    Audrina Patridge, 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)
  • 1957
    Sir Ernest de Silva, Sri Lankan Philanthropist (b. 1887)
  • 1965
    Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (b. 1902)
  • 1968
    Marion Lorne, American actress (b. 1885)
  • 1977
    James Jones, American writer (b. 1921)
  • 1986
    Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese sherpa and 1st sherpa to climb Mt. Everest (b. 1914)
  • 1993
    Jacques Dextraze, French Canadian military officer (b. 1919)
  • 1998
    Alice Faye, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 2005
    Nasrat Parsa, Afghan singer (b. 1969)

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