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 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 26, 2019 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,570,579,200 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 108 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 2,483 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 9 Historical Events

  • 1446
    The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1776
    Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1806
    Prussia declares war on France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1820
    Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
  • 1983
    Rangoon bombing: attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast.
  • 1995
    An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
  • 2006
    North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
  • 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?

  • 1796
    Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1890
    Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (d. 1944)
  • 1903
    Walter O'Malley, American baseball executive (d. 1979)
  • 1914
    Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1931
    Homer Smith, American football coach (d. 2011)
  • 1937
    Brian Blessed, English actor
  • 1939
    O. V. Wright, American soul singer (d. 1980)
  • 1944
    John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
  • 1948
    Jackson Browne, American musician
  • 1972
    Audie England, American actress

Who died on October 9?

  • 1047
    Pope Clement II (b. 1005)
  • 1581
    Saint Louis Bertrand, Spanish Dominican and missionary (b. 1526)
  • 1808
    John Claiborne, U.S. politician (b. 1777)
  • 1943
    Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1953
    Jimmy Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1976
    Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • 1987
    William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1892)
  • 1995
    Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)
  • 2002
    Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)

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