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

  • 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.
  • 1000
    Battle of Svolder, Viking Age.
  • 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.
  • 1561
    The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy at Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People’s Party.
  • 1924
    Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • 1939
    Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.
  • 1942
    World War II: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, Italy.
  • 1948
    Kim Il-sung declares the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • 1969
    In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
  • 1971
    The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
  • 1991
    Tajikstan gains independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 1999
    The beginning of the Y2K bug and debut of the Dreamcast.
  • 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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