About March 9

March 9, 2021 is the 68th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 297 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Pisces is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 329 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 9

  • 141 BC
    Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
  • 1276
    Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
  • 1500
    The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1811
    Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
  • 1842
    The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The USS Monitor and Ship CSS fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • 1916
    Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
  • 1925
    Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1944
    World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
  • 1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1960
    Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
  • 1967
    Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
  • 1976
    Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
  • 1990
    Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
  • 1991
    Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

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