What happened on March 9? There are more than 264 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 March 9

March 9 In HistoryMarch 9 is the 68th day of the year 2021. There are 297 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 10th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Spangle, Washington 99031 sunrise will occur at 06:12 AM and sunset will occur at 05:47 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Pisces. The modern birthstone for this month is Aquamarine while the mystical birthstone is Jade.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 329 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For March 9

  • 141 BC
    Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
  • 1009
    First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg.
  • 1230
    Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II defeats Theodore of Epirus in the Battle of Klokotnitsa.
  • 1276
    Augsburg becomes an Imperial Free City.
  • 1500
    The fleet of Pedro Alvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 1566
    David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1765
    After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.
  • 1796
    Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais.
  • 1811
    Paraguayan forces defeat Manuel Belgrano at the Battle of Tacuarí.
  • 1841
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally.
  • 1842
    Giuseppe Verdi’s third opera, Nabucco, receives its première performance in Milan; its success establishes Verdi as one of Italy’s foremost opera writers.
  • 1842
    The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.
  • 1847
    Mexican-American War: The first large-scale amphibious assault in U.S. history is launched in the Siege of Veracruz.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The USS Monitor and Ship CSS fight to a draw in the Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle between two ironclad warships.
  • 1896
    Prime Minister Francesco Crispi resigns following the Italian defeat at the Battle of Adowa.
  • 1910
    The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins.
  • 1916
    Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
  • 1925
    Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
  • 1933
    Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress, the first of his New Deal policies.
  • 1944
    The Soviet Air Forces conduct heavy bombing on Tallinn, Estonia, killing up to 800 people, mostly civilians.
  • 1944
    World War II: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville in a battle that would last five days.
  • 1945
    The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.
  • 1946
    Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured
  • 1954
    McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy”, produced by Fred Friendly.
  • 1956
    Soviet military suppresses a mass demonstrations in the Georgian SSR, reacting to Nikita Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization policy.
  • 1957
    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake in the Andreanof Islands, Alaska triggers a Pacific-wide tsunami causing extensive damage to Hawaii and Oahu.
  • 1959
    The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
  • 1960
    Dr. Belding Hibbard Scribner implants for the first time a shunt he invented into a patient, which allows the patient to receive hemodialysis on a regular basis.
  • 1961
    Sputnik 9 successfully launches, carrying a human dummy nicknamed Ivan Ivanovich, and demonstrating that Soviet Union was ready to begin human spaceflight.
  • 1967
    Trans World Airlines Flight 553, a Douglas DC-9-15, crashes in a field in Concord Township, Ohio following a mid-air collision with a Beechcraft Baron, killing 26.
  • 1976
    Forty-two people die in the 1976 Cavalese cable-car disaster, the worst cable-car accident to date.
  • 1977
    The Hanafi Muslim Siege: In a thirty-nine hour standoff, armed Hanafi Muslims seize three Washington, D.C., buildings, killing two and taking 149 hostage.
  • 1989
    Financially-troubled Eastern Air Lines filed for bankruptcy.
  • 1990
    Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position.
  • 1991
    Massive demonstrations are held against Slobodan Milošević in Belgrade.
  • 1997
    Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.
  • 2010
    The first same-sex marriages in Washington, D.C., take place.
  • 2011
    Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

Who Were Born On March 9?

  • 1213
    Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, French crusader (d. 1271)
  • 1285
    Emperor Go-Nijō of Japan (d. 1318)
  • 1454
    Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer and cartographer (d. 1512)
  • 1564
    David Fabricius, German astronomer (d. 1617)
  • 1568
    Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint (d. 1591)
  • 1627
    John Bowne, English-born American Quaker (d. 1695)
  • 1629
    Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • 1695
    Martín Sarmiento, Spanish writer and scholar (d.1772)
  • 1720
    Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790)
  • 1737
    Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer (d. 1781)
  • 1749
    Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, French writer and politician (d. 1791)
  • 1753
    Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (d. 1800)
  • 1758
    Franz Joseph Gall, German neuroscientist (d. 1828)
  • 1763
    William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
  • 1806
    Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
  • 1814
    Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet (d. 1861)
  • 1815
    David Davis, American politician and jurist; United States Senator from Illinois and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1886)
  • 1820
    Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1893)
  • 1825
    Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)
  • 1833
    Frederick A. Schroeder, industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)
  • 1839
    Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
  • 1856
    Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)
  • 1856
    Tom Roberts, Australian artist (d. 1931)
  • 1887
    Fritz Lenz, German geneticist (d. 1976)
  • 1887
    Phil Mead, English cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1890
    Rupert Balfe, Australian footballer (d. 1915)
  • 1890
    Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (d. 1986)
  • 1891
    José P. Laurel, 3rd President of the Philippines (d. 1959)
  • 1892
    Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (d. 1962)
  • 1894
    Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)
  • 1900
    Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (d. 1948)
  • 1902
    Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1904
    Paul Klipsch, American engineer (d. 2002)
  • 1905
    Gerardus Philippus Helders, Dutch politician
  • 1909
    Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)
  • 1910
    Samuel Barber, American composer (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (d. 2001)
  • 1918
    George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party (d. 1967)
  • 1918
    Mickey Spillane, American writer (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Frank J. Dixon, American immunologist (d. 2008)
  • 1921
    Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1921
    Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)
  • 1923
    James L. Buckley, American politician
  • 1923
    Nicola Zaccaria, Greek opera singer (bass) (d. 2007)
  • 1923
    Walter Kohn, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928
    Gerald Bull, Canadian artillery designer (d. 1990)
  • 1929
    Desmond Hoyte, Prime Minister and President of Guyana (d. 2002)
  • 1929
    Zillur Rahman, President of Bangladesh.
  • 1930
    Ornette Coleman, American musician
  • 1931
    Thore Skogman, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1932
    Keely Smith, American singer
  • 1932
    Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor
  • 1933
    Lloyd Price, American singer
  • 1933
    Mel Lastman, Canadian politician
  • 1934
    Del Close, American actor, writer and teacher (d. 1999)
  • 1934
    Joyce Van Patten, American actress
  • 1934
    Marlene Streit, Canadian golfer
  • 1934
    Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut and the first human in space (d. 1968)
  • 1935
    Andrew Viterbi, American scientist and businessman
  • 1936
    Mickey Gilley, American musician and singer
  • 1936
    Tom Sestak, American football player (d. 1987)
  • 1937
    Bernard Landry, Premier of Quebec from 2001-2003
  • 1937
    Brian Redman, English racing driver
  • 1938
    Lill-Babs, Swedish singer
  • 1940
    Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
  • 1942
    John Cale, Welsh musician (The Velvet Underground)
  • 1942
    Mark Lindsay, American musician (Paul Revere & The Raiders)
  • 1943
    Bobby Fischer, American chess player (d. 2008)
  • 1943
    Charles Gibson, American television journalist
  • 1943
    Colin Murdock, American voice actor
  • 1943
    Trish Van Devere, American actress
  • 1944
    Lee Irvine, South African cricketer
  • 1945
    Dennis Rader, American serial killer
  • 1945
    Robert Calvert, English singer (Hawkwind) (d. 1988)
  • 1945
    Robin Trower, British rock musician
  • 1946
    Jim Cregan, British rock musician
  • 1947
    Chris Thompson, British rock musician
  • 1947
    Keri Hulme, New Zealand writer
  • 1948
    Emma Bonino, Italian politician
  • 1948
    Jeffrey Osborne, American singer
  • 1949
    Jamie Lyn Bauer, American actress
  • 1949
    Tapani Kansa, Finnish singer
  • 1950
    Danny Sullivan, American race car driver
  • 1950
    Doug Ault, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1951
    Helen Zille, South African politician
  • 1951
    Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • 1951
    Zakir Hussain, Tabla player and Musician
  • 1952
    Bill Beaumont, English rugby player
  • 1954
    Bobby Sands, IRA member (d. 1981)
  • 1955
    Ornella Muti, Italian actress
  • 1955
    Teo Fabi, Italian racing driver
  • 1956
    David Willetts, UK Minister of State for Universities and Science (Conservative)
  • 1956
    Mark Dantonio, American football coach
  • 1956
    Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
  • 1957
    Faith Daniels, American journalist
  • 1957
    Mark Mancina, American composer
  • 1957
    Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician
  • 1958
    Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer
  • 1958
    Linda Fiorentino, American actress
  • 1958
    Martin Fry, English pop singer (ABC)
  • 1961
    Darrell Walker, American basketball player
  • 1961
    Mike Leach, American football coach
  • 1961
    Rick Steiner, American wrestler
  • 1962
    Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
  • 1963
    David Pogue, Technology columnist and musician
  • 1963
    Terry Mulholland, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Herbert Fandel, German football referee
  • 1964
    Juliette Binoche, French actress
  • 1964
    Phil Housley, American ice hockey player
  • 1964
    Steve Wilkos, American police officer and talk show host
  • 1965
    Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1965
    Brian Bosworth, American football player
  • 1966
    Brendan Canty, American musician (Fugazi)
  • 1966
    Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist
  • 1966
    Tony Lockett, Australian footballer
  • 1968
    Brian Heidik, American reality-show contestant
  • 1968
    Johnny Kelly, American drummer (Type O Negative)
  • 1968
    Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer
  • 1969
    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Rob Dukes, American musician (Exodus)
  • 1969
    Stefie Shock, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1970
    David Guido Pietroni, Italian director and producer
  • 1970
    Martin Johnson, English rugby player
  • 1970
    Shannon Leto, American drummer and actor (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • 1971
    C-Murder, American rapper
  • 1971
    Diego Torres, Argentine singer
  • 1971
    Emmanuel Lewis, American actor
  • 1972
    Jean Louisa Kelly, American actress
  • 1972
    Kerr Smith, American actor
  • 1972
    Spencer Howson, Australian broadcaster
  • 1973
    Aaron Boone, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Chaske Spencer, American actor
  • 1975
    Didiayer Snyder, Australian television personality
  • 1975
    Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • 1975
    Roy Makaay, Dutch footballer
  • 1976
    Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host
  • 1976
    Thor Halvorssen Mendoza, Venezuelan human rights activist
  • 1977
    Radek Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Yamila Diaz-Rahi, Argentine supermodel
  • 1978
    Lucas Neill, Australian footballer
  • 1979
    Melina Perez, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Chingy, American rapper
  • 1980
    Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor
  • 1980
    Trent Croad, Australian footballer
  • 1981
    Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer
  • 1981
    Antonio Bryant, American football player
  • 1981
    Clay Rapada, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Clint Dempsey, American footballer
  • 1983
    Ioannis Masmanidis, German footballer
  • 1983
    Maite Perroni, Mexican singer (RBD)
  • 1983
    Wayne Simien, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Abdoulay Konko, French footballer
  • 1984
    Julia Mancuso, American skier
  • 1985
    Jesse Litsch, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Parthiv Patel, Indian cricket player
  • 1986
    Brittany Snow, American actress
  • 1987
    Bow Wow, American rapper and actor
  • 1988
    Alodia Gosiengfiao, Filipina cosplay artist and model
  • 1989
    Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
  • 1990
    Araz Özbiliz, Turkish footballer
  • 1990
    Bilel Ifa, Tunisian footballer
  • 1996
    Darsheel Safary, Indian actor

Who Died On March 9?

  • 1202
    King Sverre of Norway
  • 1422
    Jan Zelivsky, Hussite priest (b. 1380)
  • 1440
    Saint Frances of Rome, Italian nun (b. 1384)
  • 1566
    David Rizzio, Italian secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots (b. 1533)
  • 1649
    Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (executed) (b. 1590)
  • 1649
    James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (b. 1606)
  • 1661
    Cardinal Mazarin, French cardinal and statesman (b. 1602)
  • 1709
    Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat (b. 1638)
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonomi the Elder, architect (b. 1739)
  • 1810
    Ozias Humphrey, English artist (b. 1842)
  • 1851
    Hans Christian Ørsted, Danish physicist (b. 1777)
  • 1888
    William I, German Emperor (b. 1797)
  • 1895
    Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer and journalist (b. 1836)
  • 1897
    Jamal-al-Din Afghani, Afghan political activist and Islamic nationalist (b. 1838)
  • 1897
    Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (b. 1825)
  • 1918
    Frank Wedekind, writer (b. 1864)
  • 1926
    Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (b. 1865)
  • 1937
    Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)
  • 1945
    Margot Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish holocaust victim (b. 1926)
  • 1954
    Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • 1954
    V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)
  • 1960
    Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1964
    Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German general (b. 1870)
  • 1966
    Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 1969
    Abdul Munim Riad general and chief of staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces (b. 1919)
  • 1971
    Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch (b. 1902)
  • 1974
    Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 1975
    Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • 1983
    Faye Emerson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 1983
    Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1985
    Harry Catterick, English football manager (b. 1919)
  • 1989
    Robert Mapplethorpe, American artist (b. 1946)
  • 1991
    Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
  • 1992
    Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    Bob Crosby, American bandleader and vocalist (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    C. Northcote Parkinson, British historian and writer (b. 1909)
  • 1994
    Charles Bukowski, American writer (b. 1920)
  • 1994
    Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • 1994
    Fernando Rey, Spanish-born actor (b. 1917)
  • 1994
    Maurice Purtill, American Big Band drummer (b. 1916)
  • 1996
    George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1997
    Christopher Wallace, American rapper (b. 1972)
  • 1997
    Jean-Dominique Bauby, French Journalist & Author (b.1952), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • 1997
    Terry Nation, Welsh novelist and screenwriter, creator of the Daleks (b.1930)
  • 1999
    Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • 2000
    Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2001
    Louiza Podimata, Greek actress (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)
  • 2003
    Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
  • 2004
    Albert Mol, Dutch actor (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Gerald Deskin, clinical child psychologist (b. 1929)
  • 2004
    Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist and frontman for the band, pre)Thing (b. 1968)
  • 2005
    Chris LeDoux, American country singer and rodeo competitor (b. 1948)
  • 2005
    István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Kurt Lotz, German business executive, second postwar CEO of Volkswagen (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    Geir Ivarsøy, Norwegian programmer, co-founder of Opera Software ASA (b. 1957)
  • 2006
    John Profumo, British cabinet minister (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Laura Stoica, Romanian singer, composer and actress (b. 1967)
  • 2007
    Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • 2007
    Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. 1935)
  • 2010
    'Granny D', American political activist (b. 1910)
  • 2011
    David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)

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