What happened on April 9? There are more than 280 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About April 9

April 9 In HistoryApril 9 is the 100th day of the year 2020. There are 266 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 15th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Boone Grove, Indiana 46302 sunrise occured at 06:16 AM and sunset occured at 07:23 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Aries. The modern birthstone for this month is Diamond while the mystical birthstone is Opal.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 309 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For April 9

  • 193
    Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans).
  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • 1241
    Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
  • 1388
    Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.
  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1440
    Christopher of Bavaria is appointed King of Denmark.
  • 1511
    St John’s College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
  • 1585
    The expedition organised by Sir Walter Raleigh departs England for Roanoke Island (now in North Carolina) to establish the Roanoke Colony.
  • 1609
    Eighty Years’ War: Spain and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Antwerp to initiate twelve years of truce.
  • 1682
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
  • 1782
    American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins.
  • 1852
    At a general conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young explains the Adam–God doctrine, an important part of the theology of Mormon fundamentalism.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war.
  • 1867
    Alaska purchase: Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska.
  • 1909
    The U.S. Congress passes the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: One of the world’s first naval/air skirmishes takes place off the coast of western Mexico.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Battle of Arras – the battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
  • 1918
    The National Council of Bessarabia proclaims union with the Kingdom of Romania.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Battle of the Lys – the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps is crushed by the German forces during what is called the Spring Offensive on the Belgian region of Flanders.
  • 1937
    The Kamikaze arrives at Croydon Airport in London – it is the first Japanese-built aircraft to fly to Europe.
  • 1939
    Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial, after being denied the right to sing at the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Constitution Hall.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Weserübung – Germany invades Denmark and Norway.
  • 1942
    World War II: The Battle of Bataan/Bataan Death March – United States forces surrender on the Bataan Peninsula. The Japanese Navy launches an air raid on Trincomalee in Ceylon (Sri Lanka); Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Hermes and Royal Australian Navy Destroyer HMAS Vampire are sunk off the island’s east coast.
  • 1945
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer is sunk.
  • 1947
    The Glazier-Higgins-Woodward tornadoes kill 181 and injure 970 in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • 1947
    The Journey of Reconciliation, the first interracial Freedom Ride begins through the upper South in violation of Jim Crow laws. The riders wanted enforcement of the United States Supreme Court’s 1946 Irene Morgan decision that banned racial segregation in interstate travel.
  • 1948
    Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.
  • 1948
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán’s assassination provokes a violent riot in Bogotá (the Bogotazo), and a further ten years of violence in Colombia known as La violencia.
  • 1952
    Hugo Ballivian’s government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • 1957
    The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping.
  • 1959
    Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the “Mercury Seven”.
  • 1961
    The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
  • 1965
    Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.
  • 1967
    The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) makes its maiden flight.
  • 1968
    Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 1969
    The “Chicago Eight” plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1969
    The first British-built Concorde 002 makes its maiden flight from Filton to RAF Fairford.
  • 1975
    8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged.
  • 1975
    The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 1980
    The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
  • 1981
    The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.
  • 1989
    The April 9 tragedy in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR an anti-Soviet peaceful demonstration and hunger strikes, demanding restoration of Georgian independence is dispersed by the Soviet army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  • 1992
    A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
  • 1992
    John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.
  • 2003
    2003 invasion of Iraq: Baghdad falls to American forces;Saddam Hussein statue topples as Iraqis turn on symbols of their former leader, pulling down the statue and tearing it to pieces.
  • 2005
    Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall.
  • 2009
    In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
  • 2011
    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.

Who Were Born On April 9?

  • 1498
    John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)
  • 1597
    John Davenport, Connecticut pioneer (d. 1670)
  • 1634
    Albertine Agnes of Nassau, Regent of Friesland, Groningen and Drenthe (d. 1696)
  • 1648
    Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 1649
    James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II of Great Britain (d. 1685)
  • 1680
    Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist (d. 1754)
  • 1686
    James Craggs the Younger, British politician (d. 1721)
  • 1691
    Johann Matthias Gesner, German classical scholar (d. 1761)
  • 1757
    Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (d. 1833)
  • 1770
    Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (d. 1831)
  • 1773
    Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824)
  • 1794
    Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (d. 1881)
  • 1806
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (d. 1859)
  • 1821
    Charles Baudelaire, French poet (d. 1867)
  • 1830
    Eadweard Muybridge, English-born photographer and motion picture pioneer (d. 1904)
  • 1835
    King Leopold II of Belgium (d. 1909)
  • 1846
    Paolo Tosti, Italian composer (d. 1916)
  • 1865
    Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German-born engineer and mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1865
    Erich Ludendorff, German general in World War I (d. 1937)
  • 1867
    Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)
  • 1872
    Léon Blum, French prime minister (d. 1950)
  • 1882
    Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
  • 1888
    Sol Hurok, Russian-born impresario (d. 1974)
  • 1889
    Efrem Zimbalist, Russian violinist (d. 1985)
  • 1893
    Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, writer, scholar (d. 1963)
  • 1895
    Michel Simon, French actor (d. 1975)
  • 1897
    John B. Gambling, American radio talk show host (d. 1974)
  • 1898
    Earl “Curly” Lambeau, American football coach, executive (d. 1965)
  • 1898
    Paul Robeson, American singer and activist (d. 1976)
  • 1900
    Allen Jenkins, American actor (d. 1974)
  • 1901
    Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1903
    Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1904
    Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1905
    J. William Fulbright, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1906
    Antal Dorati, Hungarian conductor (d. 1988)
  • 1906
    Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
  • 1908
    Joseph Krumgold, American author and scriptwriter
  • 1908
    Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-born painter (d. 1997)
  • 1910
    Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1912
    Lev Kopelev, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Smaro Stefanidou, Greek actress (d. 2010)
  • 1915
    Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician (d. 1968)
  • 1917
    Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1917
    Johannes Bobrowski, German lyricist and writer (d. 1965)
  • 1918
    Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (d. 2008)
  • 1919
    J. Presper Eckert, American computer pioneer (d. 1995)
  • 1921
    Frankie Thomas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1921
    Jean-Marie Balestre, French motorsports official (FIA) (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Carl Amery, German writer (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Hugh Hefner, American entrepreneur and publisher
  • 1928
    Paul Arizin, American basketball player (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Tom Lehrer, American satirist and mathematician
  • 1929
    Paule Marshall, American author
  • 1930
    F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Nathaniel Branden, Canadian psychotherapist
  • 1931
    Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (d. 1991)
  • 1932
    Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Carl Perkins, American musician (d. 1998)
  • 1932
    Jim Fowler, American zoologist
  • 1933
    Fern Michaels, American author
  • 1933
    Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor
  • 1934
    Bill Birch, New Zealand politician
  • 1935
    Avery Schreiber, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1936
    Valerie Solanas, American feminist, attempted murderer of Andy Warhol (d. 1988)
  • 1937
    Marty Krofft, Canadian television producer
  • 1937
    Valerie Singleton, British television presenter
  • 1938
    Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Michael Learned, American actress
  • 1940
    Jim Roberts, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1941
    Chu Song-woong, Korean stage actor (d. 1985)
  • 1941
    Hannah Gordon, British actress
  • 1941
    Kay Adams, American country singer
  • 1942
    Brandon De Wilde, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1943
    Terry Knight, American music promoter (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    Joe Brinkman, American Major League Umpire
  • 1945
    Peter Gammons, American sports journalist
  • 1945
    Steve Gadd, American session drummer
  • 1946
    David Webb, English footballer and coach
  • 1946
    Nate Colbert, American baseball player
  • 1948
    Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1953
    Hal Ketchum, American musician
  • 1953
    John Howard, English singer-songwriter
  • 1954
    Dennis Quaid, American actor
  • 1954
    Iain Duncan Smith, British politician
  • 1955
    Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • 1955
    Kate Heyhoe, American food writer
  • 1956
    Miguel Ángel Russo, Argentine footballer
  • 1957
    Brian Alexander, British broadcaster
  • 1957
    Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer
  • 1957
    Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (d. 2011)
  • 1961
    Kirk McCaskill, pro baseball and hockey player
  • 1961
    Mark Kelly, British keyboard player (Marillion)
  • 1962
    Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian artist and film director
  • 1962
    Imran Sherwani, British field hockey player
  • 1963
    Joe Scarborough, American television personality
  • 1963
    Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer
  • 1964
    Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author
  • 1964
    Rick Tocchet, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1964
    Rob Awalt, American football player
  • 1964
    Soyo Oka, Japanese musician
  • 1965
    Jay Wesley Neill, American murderer (d. 2002)
  • 1965
    Jeff Zucker, American television executive
  • 1965
    Mark Pellegrino, American actor
  • 1965
    Paulina Porizkova, Czechoslovakian actress and supermodel
  • 1966
    Cynthia Nixon, American actress
  • 1967
    Alex Kahn, American artist
  • 1970
    Mike Barz, American meteorologist and TV anchor
  • 1970
    Tricia Penrose, British actress and singer
  • 1971
    Austin Peck, American actor
  • 1971
    Earl Cole, Winner of Survivor: Fiji
  • 1971
    Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian racing driver
  • 1971
    Leo Fortune-West, English footballer
  • 1971
    Peter Canavan, Gaelic footballer
  • 1972
    Bernard Ackah, Ivorian mixed martial artist and comedian
  • 1973
    Spenny Rice, Canadian entertainer
  • 1974
    Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer
  • 1974
    Jenna Jameson, American pornographic actress
  • 1975
    David Gordon Green, American filmmaker
  • 1975
    Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • 1977
    Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)
  • 1978
    Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978
    Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club)
  • 1978
    Veronica Taylor, American actress
  • 1978
    Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer
  • 1979
    Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • 1979
    Jeff Reed, American football player
  • 1979
    Katsuni, French pornographic actress
  • 1979
    Keith Nobbs, American actor
  • 1979
    Keshia Knight Pulliam, American actress
  • 1980
    Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer
  • 1980
    Jerko Leko, Croatian footballer
  • 1980
    Yoanna House, American model
  • 1981
    Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
  • 1981
    Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1982
    Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1982
    Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor
  • 1984
    Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player
  • 1984
    Linda Chung, Canadian/Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1985
    Antonio Nocerino, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    David Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Tomohisa Yamashita, Japanese actor and singer (NEWS)
  • 1986
    Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
  • 1986
    Leighton Meester, American singer and actress
  • 1987
    Craig Mabbitt, American singer (Escape the Fate)
  • 1987
    Jarrod Mullen, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1987
    Jazmine Sullivan, American R&B singer
  • 1987
    Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer
  • 1988
    Dino Imperial, Filipino actor
  • 1988
    Michel Alves Baroni, Brazilian footballer
  • 1988
    Uee, South Korean actress and singer (After School)
  • 1989
    Danielle Kahle, American figure skater
  • 1990
    Kristen Stewart, American actress
  • 1998
    Elle Fanning, American actress
  • 2000
    Jackie Evancho, American singer

Who Died On April 9?

  • 585 BC
    Emperor Jimmu, First Japanese Emperor
  • 93
    Yuan An, Minister over the Masses of the Han dynasty
  • 436
    Tan Daoji, Chinese general of the Liu Song Dynasty
  • 491
    Zeno, Byzantine Emperor
  • 715
    Pope Constantine
  • 1024
    Pope Benedict VIII
  • 1137
    William X, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)
  • 1305
    Lord Borchard de Herle, English Diplomat (b. 1268)
  • 1483
    King Edward IV of England (b. 1442)
  • 1484
    Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473)
  • 1492
    Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian statesmen (b. 1449)
  • 1553
    François Rabelais, French writer
  • 1557
    Mikael Agricola, Finnish scholar (b. c. 1510)
  • 1626
    Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist (b. 1561)
  • 1654
    Matei Basarab, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1588)
  • 1693
    Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)
  • 1747
    Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat, Scottish clan chief
  • 1754
    Christian Wolff, German philosopher (b. 1679)
  • 1761
    William Law, British minister (b. 1686)
  • 1804
    Jacques Necker, French statesman (b. 1732)
  • 1806
    King William V of Orange (b. 1748)
  • 1872
    Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)
  • 1876
    Charles Goodyear, American politician (b. 1804)
  • 1889
    Michel Eugène Chevreul, French chemist (b. 1786)
  • 1909
    Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1917
    James Hope Moulton, British Classical Greek scholar (b. 1863)
  • 1922
    Hans Fruhstorfer, German lepidoterist (b. 1866)
  • 1926
    Zip the Pinhead, American side show performer (b. c. 1857)
  • 1936
    Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (b. 1855)
  • 1940
    Mrs. Patrick Campbell, British actress (b. 1865)
  • 1944
    Yevgeniya Rudneva, Russian pilot (b. 1920)
  • 1945
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German resistance figure (b. 1906)
  • 1945
    Georg Elser, German resistance figure (b. 1903)
  • 1945
    Hans Oster, German resistance figure (b. 1887)
  • 1945
    Hans von Dohnanyi, German resistance figure (b. 1902)
  • 1945
    Karl Sack, German resistance figure (b. 1896)
  • 1945
    Wilhelm Canaris, German resistance figure (b. 1887)
  • 1948
    George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
  • 1948
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1951
    Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist (b. 1862)
  • 1953
    C.E.M. Joad, English philosopher and broadcaster (b. 1891)
  • 1953
    Eddie Cochems, American football player and coach (b. 1877)
  • 1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (b. 1867)
  • 1961
    King Zog I of Albania (b. 1895)
  • 1963
    Eddie Edwards, American jazz tromboner (b. 1891)
  • 1970
    Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896)
  • 1976
    Dagmar Nordstrom, American composer, pianist (b. 1903)
  • 1976
    Phil Ochs, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 1978
    Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b. 1883)
  • 1980
    Bint al-Huda, Islamic writer (b. 1938)
  • 1980
    Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Islamic philosopher and economist (b. 1935)
  • 1982
    Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian conductor (b. 1896)
  • 1988
    Brook Benton, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 1988
    David Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (b. 1937)
  • 1991
    Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • 1993
    Joseph B. Soloveitchik, American Orthodox rabbi, Talmudist and modern Jewish philosopher (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    James W. Rouse, American real estate developer, activist, and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    Richard Condon, American novelist (b. 1915)
  • 1997
    Helene Hanff, American writer (b. 1916)
  • 1997
    Mae Boren Axton, American singer and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1998
    Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
  • 1999
    Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • 2001
    Willie Stargell, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2002
    Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 2002
    Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Earl Bramblett, American murderer (b. 1942)
  • 2005
    Andrea Dworkin, American feminist activist and writer (b. 1946)
  • 2006
    Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • 2006
    Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Egon Bondy, Czech philosopher and writer (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Nick Adenhart, American baseball player (b. 1986)
  • 2010
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian track and field athlete (b. 1932)
  • 2010
    Zoltán Varga, Hungarian footballer (b. 1945)
  • 2011
    Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)

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