About December 9

December 9, 2024 is the 344th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 51 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
  • 1425
    The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • 1793
    New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.
  • 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.
  • 1888
    Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department.
  • 1897
    Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    The “Subsequent Nuremberg Trials” begin with the “Doctors’ Trial”, prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • 1946
    The Constituent Assembly of India meets for the first time to write the Constitution of India.
  • 1950
    Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
  • 1958
    The John Birch Society is founded in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  • 2008
    The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency.

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