What happened this day in history September 9

What are the important events that happened on September 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 9 is the 253rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 27, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,660,160 minutes 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 ‘dihectapentacontatrigon’ day.

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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 156 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 2,819 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 9 Historical Events

  • 1561
    The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy at Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants.
  • 1791
    Washington, D.C., the capitol of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
  • 1855
    Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end when Russian forces abandon the city.
  • 1926
    The U.S. National Broadcasting Company is formed.
  • 1940
    George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1965
    Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.
  • 1969
    In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
  • 1970
    A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and flown to Dawson’s Field in Jordan.
  • 1971
    The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
  • 2001
    Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan by two al Qaeda assassins who claimed to be Arab journalists wanting an interview.

Who were born on September 9?

  • 1585
    Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Richelieu, French statesman (d. 1642)
  • 1887
    Alf Landon, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1932
    Sylvia Miles, American actress
  • 1957
    Gabriele Tredozi, Italian engineer
  • 1965
    Dan Majerle, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Eric Stonestreet, American actor
  • 1974
    Ana Carolina, Brazilian singer, composer and musician
  • 1978
    Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player
  • 1980
    Todd Coffey, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer

Who died on September 9?

  • 1755
    Johann Lorenz von Mosheim, German historian (b. 1694)
  • 1898
    Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • 1915
    Albert Spalding, American baseball player and sporting goods manufacturer (b. 1850)
  • 1945
    Max Ehrmann, American poet (Desiderata) (b. 1872)
  • 1969
    Willy Mairesse, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1985
    Neil Davis, Australian cameraman (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1908)
  • 2006
    Émilie Mondor, Canadian olympic athlete (b. 1981)
  • 2006
    Matt Gadsby, English footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2006
    Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)

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