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.
  • 1009
    First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
  • 1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
  • 1765
    After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
  • 1796
    Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1811
    Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
  • 1841
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 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.
  • 1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
  • 1910
    The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
  • 1916
    Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1946
    Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured
  • 1956
    Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
  • 1957
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 1961
    Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
  • 1977
    The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
  • 1989
    Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
  • 2010
    The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.

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