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.
  • 1357
    Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
  • 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.
  • 1793
    The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.
  • 1807
    The Treaties of Tilsit are signed by Napoleon I of France and Alexander I of Russia.
  • 1810
    Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
  • 1815
    Talleyrand becomes the first Prime Minister of France.
  • 1816
    Argentina declares independence from Spain.
  • 1850
    U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies and Millard Fillmore becomes the 13th President of the United States.
  • 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'.
  • 1932
    The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The Troubles: In Belfast, British Army snipers shoot five civilians dead in the Springhill Massacre.
  • 1999
    Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
  • 2006
    At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers veers off the runway while landing in wet conditions at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia.
  • 2011
    South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.

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