About April 9

April 9, 2020 is the 100th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 309 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 9

  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1682
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
  • 1852
    At a general conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young explains the Adam–God doctrine, an important part of the theology of Mormon fundamentalism.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war.
  • 1909
    The U.S. Congress passes the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: One of the world’s first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.
  • 1952
    Hugo Ballivian’s government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • 1967
    The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1975
    8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged.
  • 2005
    Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
  • 2011
    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.

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