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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 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
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk.
  • 1965
    Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
  • 1967
    The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1968
    Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1969
    The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
  • 1981
    The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.

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