About October 9

October 9, 2020 is the 283rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 126 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.
  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1558
    Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
  • 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.
  • 1708
    Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
  • 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.
  • 1776
    Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1824
    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1845
    The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Tom’s Brook – Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom’s Brook, Virginia.
  • 1907
    Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 1913
    Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
  • 1942
    Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 1945
    Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Binh Tai massacre
  • 1991
    Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
  • 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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