What happened this day in history September 9, 2001

What are the important events that happened on September 9, 2001? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 9, 2001: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 9, 2001 is the 252nd day of the year 2001 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 27, 2001 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 277,776 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 ‘dihectapentacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $260.40. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Snake is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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September 9, 2001 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 2001
    At exactly 01:46:40 UTC, the Unix billenium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix timestamps.
  • 2001
    Pärnu methanol tragedy occurs in Pärnu County, Estonia.

Who died on September 9, 2001?

  • 2001
    Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan military leader (b. 1953)

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