About December 9

December 9, 2021 is the 343rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 54 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 9

  • 730
    Battle of Marj Ardabil: the Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, al-Djarrah ibn Abdullah
  • 1531
    The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
  • 1897
    Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
  • 1905
    In France, the law separating church and state is passed.
  • 1917
    World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
  • 1935
    Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
  • 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 “Subsequent Nuremberg Trials” begin with the “Doctors’ Trial”, prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • 1958
    The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.
  • 1960
    The first episode of the world’s longest-running television soap opera Coronation Street is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
  • 1962
    The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
  • 1965
    The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object.
  • 1968
    NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.
  • 1969
    United States Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
  • 1971
    Indo-Pakistani War: The Indian Air Force executes an airdrop of Indian Army units, bypassing Pakistani defences.
  • 1971
    The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations.
  • 1981
    Philadelphia Police Department officer Daniel Faulkner is killed during a routine traffic stop; Mumia Abu-Jamal is later convicted for it and he goes on to become “perhaps the world’s best known death-row inmate” before his sentence is commuted to life without parole in December 2011.
  • 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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