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

  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 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.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1804
    Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1824
    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 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.
  • 1911
    An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
  • 1919
    Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.
  • 1934
    Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
  • 1942
    Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The last flight of the SR-71.
  • 2006
    North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

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