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.
  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 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.
  • 1782
    American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: One of the world’s first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Weserübung – Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • 1945
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1961
    The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
  • 1967
    The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1969
    The “Chicago Eight” plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 2003
    2003 invasion of Iraq: Baghdad falls to American forces;Saddam Hussein statue topples as Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down the statue and tearing it to pieces.
  • 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.

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