About October 9

October 9, 2022 is the 282nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 105 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.
  • 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.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1771
    The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
  • 1799
    Sinking of HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.
  • 1824
    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 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
  • 1913
    Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
  • 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
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
  • 1981
    Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 1992
    A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2009
    First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

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