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 2024 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, 2024 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 480,120 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.

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 112 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 4,310 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.
  • 1740
    Dutch colonists and various slave groups begin massacring ethnic Chinese in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000 and leading to a two-year-long war throughout Java.
  • 1804
    Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins.
  • 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
  • 1936
    Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California.
  • 1963
    In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.
  • 1989
    An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.

Who were born on October 9?

  • 1915
    Clifford M. Hardin, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
  • 1934
    Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
  • 1941
    Brian Lamb, American television executive
  • 1941
    Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician
  • 1941
    Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (d. 2008)
  • 1946
    Tansu Çiller, Prime Minister of Turkey
  • 1970
    Steve Jablonsky, American music composer
  • 1975
    Mark Viduka, Australian footballer
  • 1992
    Tyler James Williams, American actor
  • 1993
    Sarah Lahbati, Filipina television actress

Who died on October 9?

  • 1555
    Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • 1691
    William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • 1709
    Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • 1831
    Ioannis Kapodistrias, Governor of Greece (b. 1776)
  • 1940
    Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • 1943
    Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1967
    Ernesto ‘Che’Guevara, Argentine revolutionary and guerrilla leader (executed) (b. 1928)
  • 1976
    Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • 2004
    Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Stella Stratigou, Greek actress (b. 1931)

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