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 313th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 52 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 27, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 454,560 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 ‘trihectadecatrigon’ 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 84 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 3,245 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 9 Historical Events
The Glorious Revolution: William of Orange captures Exeter.
Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.
American Revolutionary War: In the Battle of Fishdam Ford a force British and Loyalist troops fail in a surprise attack against the South Carolina Patriot militia under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter.
William Carey reaches the Hooghly River.
In Munich, Germany, police and government troops crush the Beer Hall Putsch in Bavaria. The failed coup is the work of the Nazis.
Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he quit to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration.
Catholic Worker member Roger Allen LaPorte, protesting against the Vietnam War, sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building.
Several U.S. states and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13 hours in the Northeast Blackout of 1965.
Stari most, the “old bridge” in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566, collapses after several days of bombing.
The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.
Who were born on November 9?
Henry Wharton, English writer (d. 1695)
Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (d. 1770)
Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist (d. 2005)
Whitey Herzog, American baseball player
Benny Mardones, American singer-songwriter
Henrik S. Järrel, Swedish politician
Jill Dando, British television presenter (d. 1999)
Joe C., American rapper (d. 2000)
Chris Morgan, English footballer
Jobi McAnuff, Jamaican footballer
Who died on November 9?
Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
Hortense Mancini, Italian mistress of Charles II (b. 1646)
Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet (b. 1880)
Philip Murray, American labor leader and 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)
John N. Mitchell, United States Attorney General (b. 1913)
Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)
Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)
Ellen Willis, American journalist (b. 1941)
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