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 282nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 26, 2022 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,665,273,600 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 ‘dihectaoctacontadigon’ 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 105 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 3,579 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 9 Historical Events

  • 768
    Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks.
  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Tom’s Brook – Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom’s Brook, Virginia.
  • 1873
    A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
  • 1941
    A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 1950
    Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
  • 1989
    An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
  • 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?

  • 1581
    Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician (d. 1638)
  • 1902
    Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1919
    Belva Plain, American novelist (d. 2010)
  • 1921
    Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1940
    Joe Pepitone, American baseball player
  • 1943
    Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer
  • 1954
    Anne-Marie Goumba, African politician
  • 1976
    Lee Peacock, Scottish footballer
  • 1979
    Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1986
    Laure Manaudou, French swimmer

Who died on October 9?

  • 1253
    Robert Grosseteste, English statesman and bishop
  • 1273
    Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1390
    King John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  • 1555
    Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • 1873
    George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1897
    Jan Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1818)
  • 1937
    Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1868)
  • 1978
    Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 2000
    David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2007
    Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)

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