About December 9

December 9, 2022 is the 343rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 44 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 9

  • 1425
    The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • 1824
    Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence.
  • 1835
    The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1872
    In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
  • 1888
    Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department.
  • 1905
    In France, the law separating church and state is passed.
  • 1911
    A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
  • 1917
    World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
  • 1922
    Gabriel Narutowicz is announced the first president of Poland.
  • 1935
    Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder.
  • 1937
    Second Sino-Japanese War: Battle of Nanjing – Japanese troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Asaka Yasuhiko launch an assault on the Chinese city of Nanjing.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1946
    The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 1956
    Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 1966
    Barbados joins the United Nations.
  • 1968
    NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • 1987
    Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  • 2000
    The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.
  • 2003
    A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.

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