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

  • 455
    Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1745
    War of the Austrian Succession: French victory in the Battle of Melle allows them to capture Ghent in the days after.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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