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
The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
Prussia declares war on France.
War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
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.
An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
Who were born on October 9?
Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (d. 1944)
Walter O'Malley, American baseball executive (d. 1979)
Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
Homer Smith, American football coach (d. 2011)
Brian Blessed, English actor
O. V. Wright, American soul singer (d. 1980)
John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
Jackson Browne, American musician
Audie England, American actress
Who died on October 9?
Pope Clement II (b. 1005)
Saint Louis Bertrand, Spanish Dominican and missionary (b. 1526)
John Claiborne, U.S. politician (b. 1777)
Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
Jimmy Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1892)
Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)
Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (b. 1931)
Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
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