About August 9

August 9, 2022 is the 221st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 166 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 9

  • 48 BC
    Caesar’s civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 1173
    Construction of the campanile of the cathedral of Pisa (now known as the Leaning Tower of Pisa) begins; it will take two centuries to complete.
  • 1329
    Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, is erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus is appointed the first Bishop.
  • 1483
    Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass.
  • 1810
    Napoleon annexes Westphalia as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1814
    Indian Wars: the Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Cedar Mountain – At Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson narrowly defeats Union forces under General John Pope.
  • 1877
    Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole – A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
  • 1902
    Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1907
    The first Boy Scout encampment concludes at Brownsea Island in southern England.
  • 1925
    A train robbery takes place in Kakori, near Lucknow, India
  • 1930
    Betty Boop made her cartoon debut in Dizzy Dishes.
  • 1936
    Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.
  • 1942
    Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Savo Island – Allied naval forces protecting their amphibious forces during the initial stages of the Battle of Guadalcanal are surprised and defeated by an Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser force.
  • 1944
    The United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring Smokey Bear for the first time.
  • 1965
    Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
  • 1971
    The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that followed.
  • 1988
    Wayne Gretzky is traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in one of the most controversial player transactions in hockey history, upsetting many Canadians.
  • 2006
    At least 21 suspected terrorists were arrested in the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot that happened in the United Kingdom. The arrests were made in London, Birmingham, and High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in an overnight operation.

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