About July 9

July 9, 2024 is the 191st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 175 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 204 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.
  • 1701
    War of the Spanish Succession: Austrians defeat France in the Battle of Carpi.
  • 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.
  • 1793
    The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in northern Europe. The Red Army withdraws its troops from Ihantala and digs into defensive position, thus ending the Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive.
  • 1961
    Turkish voters approve the Turkish Constitution of 1961 in a referendum.
  • 1962
    Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lankan Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.
  • 1999
    Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

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