About September 9

September 9, 2021 is the 252nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Virgo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 145 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 9

  • 9
    Arminius’ alliance of six Germanic tribes ambushes and annihilates three Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
  • 337
    Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans I succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti.
  • 1513
    James IV of Scotland is defeated and dies in the Battle of Flodden Field, ending Scotland’s involvement in the War of the League of Cambrai.
  • 1739
    Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain’s mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1776
    The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States.
  • 1850
    California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
  • 1855
    Crimean War: The Siege of Sevastopol comes to an end when Russian forces abandon the city.
  • 1886
    The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
  • 1922
    The Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922 effectively ends with Turkish victory over the Greeks in Smyrna.
  • 1924
    Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • 1926
    The U.S. National Broadcasting Company is formed.
  • 1940
    George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1947
    First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
  • 1948
    Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • 1956
    Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
  • 1965
    Hurricane Betsy makes its second landfall near New Orleans, Louisiana, leaving 76 dead and $1.42 billion ($10–12 billion in 2005 dollars) in damages, becoming the first hurricane to top $1 billion in unadjusted damages.
  • 1972
    In Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
  • 1990
    1990 Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka.
  • 1991
    Tajikstan gains independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2009
    At exactly 9:09:09 PM, the Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.

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