About July 9

July 9, 2020 is the 191st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 175 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 218 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.
  • 1386
    The Old Swiss Confederacy makes great strides in establishing control over its territory by soundly defeating the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Sempach.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1811
    Explorer David Thompson posts a sign at the confluence of the Columbia and Snake Rivers (in modern Washington state, US), claiming the land for the United Kingdom.
  • 1815
    Talleyrand becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends.
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.
  • 1875
    Outbreak of the Herzegovina Uprising against Ottoman rule, which would last until 1878 and have far-reaching implications throughout the Balkans
  • 1877
    The inaugural Wimbledon Championships opens.
  • 1922
    Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Saipan – American forces take Saipan in the Mariana Islands.
  • 1955
    The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.
  • 1958
    Lituya Bay is hit by a mega-tsunami. The wave is recorded at 524 meters high, the largest in recorded history.
  • 1961
    Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.
  • 1962
    The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States of America.
  • 1972
    The Troubles: In Belfast, British Army snipers shoot five civilians dead in the Springhill Massacre.
  • 1986
    The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.

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