What are the important events that happened on November 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 9: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 9 is the 314th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 52 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 27, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,604,880,000 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 ‘trihectadecatetragon’ day.
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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 95 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 2,880 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 9 Historical Events
Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.
Pope Innocent XII founds the city of Cervia.
The synagogue of Yehudah he-Hasid is burned down by Arab creditors, leading to the expulsion of the Ashkenazim from Jerusalem.
Spain, France and Great Britain sign the Treaty of Seville.
William Carey reaches the Hooghly River.
Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
The Great Lakes Storm of 1913, the most destructive natural disaster ever to hit the lakes, destroys 19 ships and kills more than 250 people.
SMS Emden sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos.
Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6 to 3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
Who were born on November 9?
Ed Wynn, American actor (d. 1966)
Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (d. 1941)
Raymond Devos, French humorist (d. 2006)
Alice Coachman, American athlete
Jim Perry, American and Canadian television host
Ingvar Carlsson, Swedish politician
Tom Fogerty, American musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival) (d. 1990)
Chris Jericho, Canadian wrestler and musician (Fozzy)
Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder
Jana Pittman, Australian athlete
Who died on November 9?
Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria, Spanish Governor of the Netherlands and Bishop of Toledo
Hortense Mancini, Italian mistress of Charles II (b. 1646)
Carl Stamitz, German-Czech composer (b. 1745)
Howard Pyle, American illustrator and author (b. 1853)
Saint Nectarios, Eastern Orthodox Metropolitan of Pentapolis (b. 1846)
Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1866)
Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (b. 1872)
Frank O'Connor, American actor and representationalist painter (b. 1897)
Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
Art Carney, American actor (b. 1918)
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