About October 9

October 9, 2021 is the 282nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 115 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 9

  • 1264
    The Kingdom of Castile conquers the city of Jerez that was under Muslim occupation since 711.
  • 1595
    The Spanish army captures Cambrai.
  • 1740
    Dutch colonists and various slave groups begin massacring ethnic Chinese in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000 and leading to a two-year-long war throughout Java.
  • 1760
    Seven Years’ War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.
  • 1776
    Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1806
    Prussia declares war on France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1820
    Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
  • 1824
    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1831
    Capo d'Istria, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins.
  • 1873
    A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • 1888
    The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
  • 1919
    Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.
  • 1936
    Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California.
  • 1942
    The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Binh Tai massacre
  • 1991
    Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 2003
    Mission: SPACE opens to the public in the Epcot park at Walt Disney World. The opening ceremony included several astronauts from all eras of space exploration.

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