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

  • 768
    Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks.
  • 1558
    Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1635
    Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
  • 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.
  • 1771
    The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
  • 1776
    Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Tom’s Brook – Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom’s Brook, Virginia.
  • 1874
    General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
  • 1907
    Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 1914
    World War I: Siege of Antwerp – Antwerp, Belgium falls to German troops.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1970
    The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.
  • 1983
    Rangoon bombing: attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast.
  • 1986
    The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
  • 2006
    North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

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