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

  • 1357
    Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.
  • 1572
    Nineteen Catholics suffer martyrdom for their beliefs in the Dutch town of Gorkum.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Argentina declares independence from Spain.
  • 1821
    470 prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed in response to Cypriot aid to the Greek War of Independence
  • 1877
    The inaugural Wimbledon Championships opens.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 1962
    Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
  • 1972
    The Troubles: In Belfast, British Army snipers shoot five civilians dead in the Springhill Massacre.
  • 1982
    Pan Am Flight 759 crashes in Kenner, Louisiana killing all 145 people on board and eight others on the ground.
  • 1986
    The New Zealand Parliament passes the Homosexual Law Reform Act legalising homosexuality in New Zealand.

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