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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 26, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 445,056 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.
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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 126 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 2,849 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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October 9 Historical Events
James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
Capo d'Istria, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment.
Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
Who were born on October 9?
Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
Brian Lamb, American television executive
Trent Lott, American politician
Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist
P.J. Harvey, English musician
Jason Jones, American filmmaker
Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
Ghetto, British musician
Who died on October 9?
Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
Jimmy Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
Milan Vidmar, Slovenian electrical engineer and chess player (b. 1885)
Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929)
Walter Kerr, American theater critic (b. 1913)
Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
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