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).
  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 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.
  • 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
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1965
    Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
  • 1967
    The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1969
    The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
  • 1975
    8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged.
  • 1992
    John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.

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