About October 9

October 9, 2024 is the 283rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 112 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.
  • 1446
    The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  • 1604
    Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1771
    The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
  • 1804
    Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1831
    Capo d'Istria, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
  • 1834
    Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins.
  • 1874
    General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
  • 1913
    Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
  • 1914
    World War I: Siege of Antwerp – Antwerp, Belgium falls to German troops.
  • 1941
    A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 1945
    Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients
  • 1963
    In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
  • 1969
    In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the “Chicago Eight” that began on September 24.
  • 1981
    Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 1986
    The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
  • 2006
    North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

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