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

  • 1531
    The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
  • 1793
    New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.
  • 1835
    The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1856
    The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1888
    Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department.
  • 1931
    The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 1953
    Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
  • 1956
    Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 1958
    The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.
  • 1962
    The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
  • 1966
    Barbados joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
  • 1988
    The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.

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