What happened this day in history October 9

What are the important events that happened on October 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 9 is the 283rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 26, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 445,056 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 ‘dihectaoctacontatrigon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 126 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 2,849 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 9 Historical Events

  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1604
    Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
  • 1831
    Capo d'Istria, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
  • 1874
    General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
  • 1907
    Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 1911
    An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
  • 1942
    The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1991
    Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1992
    A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2009
    First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1835
    Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
  • 1886
    Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1906
    Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1941
    Brian Lamb, American television executive
  • 1941
    Trent Lott, American politician
  • 1948
    Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist
  • 1969
    P.J. Harvey, English musician
  • 1971
    Jason Jones, American filmmaker
  • 1982
    Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
  • 1984
    Ghetto, British musician

Who died on October 9?

  • 1273
    Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1940
    Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • 1953
    Jimmy Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1956
    Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1962
    Milan Vidmar, Slovenian electrical engineer and chess player (b. 1885)
  • 1972
    Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1978
    Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1996
    Walter Kerr, American theater critic (b. 1913)
  • 2002
    Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)

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