About July 9

July 9, 2021 is the 190th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 175 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 207 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 9

  • 869
    A magnitude 8.6Ms earthquake and subsequent tsunami strikes the area around Sendai in the northern part of Honshu, Japan.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
  • 1701
    War of the Spanish Succession: Austrians defeat France in the Battle of Carpi.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: Braddock Expedition – British troops and colonial militiamen are ambushed and suffer a devastating defeat by French and Native American forces.
  • 1776
    George Washington ordered the Declaration of Independence to be read out loud to members of the Continental Army in New York City for the first time.
  • 1789
    In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution.
  • 1790
    Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund – in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
  • 1810
    Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1815
    Talleyrand becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion: The Governor of Shanxi province in North China orders the execution of 45 foreign Christian missionaries and local church members, including children.
  • 1918
    Great train wreck of 1918: in Nashville, Tennessee, an inbound local train collides with an outbound express killing 101 and injuring 171 people, making it the deadliest rail accident in United States history.
  • 1922
    Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Husky – Allied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Saipan – American forces take Saipan in the Mariana Islands.
  • 1958
    Lituya Bay is hit by a mega-tsunami. The wave is recorded at 524 meters high, the largest in recorded history.
  • 1962
    Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
  • 1979
    A car bomb destroys a Renault motor car owned by famed “Nazi hunters” Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
  • 1982
    Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.
  • 1999
    Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

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