About September 9

September 9, 2024 is the 253rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 113 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 142 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 9

  • 1379
    Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
  • 1493
    Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the invasion by the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1801
    Alexander I of Russia confirms the privileges of Baltic provinces.
  • 1850
    The Compromise of 1850 transfers a third of Texas’s claimed territory (now parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming) to federal control in return for the U.S. federal government assuming $10 million of Texas’s pre-annexation debt.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Union Army enters Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1923
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People’s Party.
  • 1924
    Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • 1926
    The U.S. National Broadcasting Company is formed.
  • 1939
    Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.
  • 1939
    World War II: The Battle of Hel begins, the longest-defended pocket of Polish Army resistance during the German invasion of Poland.
  • 1940
    George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Fatherland Front takes power in Bulgaria through a military coup in the capital and armed rebellion in the country. A new pro-Soviet government is established.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 1969
    Allegheny Airlines Flight 853 DC-9 collides in flight with a Piper PA-28 and crashes near Fairland, Indiana.
  • 1971
    The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    2004 Australian embassy bombing: A bomb explodes outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing 10 people.
  • 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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