About May 9

May 9, 2020 is the 130th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

You can browse the full year calendar in case you need it.

Lovelife today Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 279 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 9

  • 328
    Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria.
  • 1092
    Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated.
  • 1671
    Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England’s Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
  • 1864
    Second War of Schleswig: The Danish navy defeats the Austrian and Prussian fleets in the Battle of Heligoland.
  • 1873
    Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
  • 1901
    Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.
  • 1911
    The works of Gabriele D'Annunzio placed by the Vatican in the Index of Forbidden Books.
  • 1920
    Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army under General Edward Rydz-Śmigły celebrates its capture of Kiev with a victory parade on Khreschatyk.
  • 1926
    Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd’s diary seems to indicate that this did not happen).
  • 1936
    Italy formally annexes Ethiopia after taking the capital Addis Ababa on May 5.
  • 1940
    World War II: The German submarine U-9 sinks the French coastal submarine Doris near Den Helder.
  • 1942
    Holocaust: The SS murders 588 Jewish residents of the Podolian town of Zinkiv (Khmelnytska oblast, Ukraine). The Zoludek Ghetto (in Belarus) is destroyed and all its inhabitants murdered or deported.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Channel Islands are liberated by the British after five years of German occupation.
  • 1950
    Robert Schuman presents his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, which according to him was indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. This proposal, known as the “Schuman declaration”, is considered by some people to be the beginning of the creation of what is now the European Union.
  • 1969
    Carlos Lamarca leads the first urban guerrilla action against the military dictatorship of Brazil in São Paulo, by robbing two banks.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon.
  • 1980
    In Norco, California, five masked gunman hold up a Security Pacific bank, leading to a violent shoot-out and one of the largest pursuits in California history. Two of the gunmen and one police officer are killed and thirty-three police and civilian vehicles are destroyed in the chase.
  • 1992
    Armenian forces capture Shusha, marking a major turning point in the Karabakh War.
  • 2002
    The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected terrorists among them deported to several different countries.
  • 2006
    Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.

My Birthday Ninja Is this your birthday? Are you not curious to learn who shares your special day? Find out the May 9 famous birthdays and expand your knowledge today. (Sponsored link)



Share or Link to This Page: