About April 9

April 9, 2021 is the 99th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Aries is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 298 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 9

  • 193
    Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
  • 1241
    Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1511
    St John’s College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
  • 1585
    The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1867
    Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.
  • 1909
    The U.S. Congress passes the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Arras – the battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Weserübung – Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March – United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island’s east coast.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
  • 1947
    The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • 1947
    The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court’s 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.
  • 1959
    Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the “Mercury Seven”.
  • 1980
    The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
  • 1992
    A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.

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