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
Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks.
James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
American Civil War: Battle of Tom’s Brook – Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom’s Brook, Virginia.
A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
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.
A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
Who were born on October 9?
Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician (d. 1638)
Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
Belva Plain, American novelist (d. 2010)
Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
Joe Pepitone, American baseball player
Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer
Anne-Marie Goumba, African politician
Lee Peacock, Scottish footballer
Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
Laure Manaudou, French swimmer
Who died on October 9?
Robert Grosseteste, English statesman and bishop
Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
King John I of Castile (b. 1358)
Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
Jan Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1818)
Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1868)
Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929)
David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
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