What happened on October 9? There are more than 294 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 October 9

October 9 In HistoryOctober 9 is the 282nd day of the year 2019. There are 83 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 41st week of the year 2019.

On this day in Van Nuys, California 91405 sunrise occured at 11:54 AM and sunset occured at 11:27 PM (local time).

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

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 108 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 25, 2020).

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Historical Events For October 9

  • 768
    Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks.
  • 1238
    James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.
  • 1264
    The Kingdom of Castile conquers the city of Jerez that was under Muslim occupation since 711.
  • 1446
    The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
  • 1514
    Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor.
  • 1558
    Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
  • 1582
    Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1595
    The Spanish army captures Cambrai.
  • 1604
    Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.
  • 1635
    Founder of Rhode Island Roger Williams is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a religious dissident after he speaks out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away Native American land.
  • 1701
    The Collegiate School of Connecticut (later renamed Yale University) is chartered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.
  • 1708
    Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
  • 1740
    Dutch colonists and various slave groups begin massacring ethnic Chinese in Batavia, eventually killing 10,000 and leading to a two-year-long war throughout Java.
  • 1760
    Seven Years’ War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.
  • 1771
    The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
  • 1776
    Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • 1799
    Sinking of HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.
  • 1804
    Hobart, capital of Tasmania, is founded.
  • 1806
    Prussia declares war on France.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: In a naval engagement on Lake Erie, American forces capture two British ships: HMS Detroit and HMS Caledonia.
  • 1820
    Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
  • 1824
    Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
  • 1831
    Capo d'Istria, the first head of state of independent Greece is assassinated.
  • 1834
    Opening of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway on the island of Ireland.
  • 1845
    The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: The siege of Sebastopol begins.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Battle of Santa Rosa Island – Union troops repel a Confederate attempt to capture Fort Pickens.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Tom’s Brook – Union cavalrymen in the Shenandoah Valley defeat Confederate forces at Tom’s Brook, Virginia.
  • 1873
    A meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.
  • 1874
    General Postal Union is created as a result of the Treaty of Berne.
  • 1888
    The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public.
  • 1907
    Las Cruces, New Mexico is incorporated.
  • 1911
    An accidental bomb explosion in Hankou, Wuhan, China leads to the ultimate fall of the Qing Empire
  • 1913
    Steamship SS Volturno catches fire in the mid-Atlantic.
  • 1914
    World War I: Siege of Antwerp – Antwerp, Belgium falls to German troops.
  • 1919
    Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.
  • 1934
    Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
  • 1936
    Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles, California.
  • 1940
    World War II: Battle of Britain – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.
  • 1941
    A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.
  • 1942
    Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 1942
    The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps forces withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Imperial Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1945
    Parade in NYC for Fleet Admiral Nimitz and 13 USN/USMC Medal of Honor recipients
  • 1950
    Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre started.
  • 1962
    Uganda becomes an independent Commonwealth realm.
  • 1963
    In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Binh Tai massacre
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: Dien Nien-Phuoc Binh massacre
  • 1967
    A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.
  • 1969
    In Chicago, the United States National Guard is called in for crowd control as demonstrations continue in connection with the trial of the “Chicago Eight” that began on September 24.
  • 1970
    The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia.
  • 1981
    Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 1983
    Rangoon bombing: attempted assassination of South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan during an official visit to Rangoon, Burma. Chun survives but the blast kills 17 of his entourage, including four cabinet ministers, and injures 17 others. Four Burmese officials also die in the blast.
  • 1986
    The musical The Phantom of the Opera has its first performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
  • 1989
    An official news agency in the Soviet Union reports the landing of a UFO in Voronezh.
  • 1991
    Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1992
    A 13 kilogram (est.) fragment of the Peekskill meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 1995
    An Amtrak Sunset Limited train is derailed by saboteurs near Palo Verde, Arizona.
  • 1999
    The last flight of the SR-71.
  • 2001
    Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.
  • 2003
    Mission: SPACE opens to the public in the Epcot park at Walt Disney World. The opening ceremony included several astronauts from all eras of space exploration.
  • 2006
    North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.
  • 2009
    First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

Who Were Born On October 9?

  • 1201
    Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (d. 1274)
  • 1221
    Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler (d. c. 1290)
  • 1261
    King Dinis of Portugal (d. 1325)
  • 1328
    King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)
  • 1581
    Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, French mathematician (d. 1638)
  • 1586
    Archduke Leopold V of Austria (d. 1632)
  • 1704
    Johann Andreas Segner, German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)
  • 1757
    King Charles X of France (d. 1836)
  • 1796
    Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1835
    Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (d. 1921)
  • 1837
    Francis Wayland Parker, American progressive educational theorist (d. 1902)
  • 1840
    Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)
  • 1852
    Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
  • 1859
    Alfred Dreyfus, French military officer (d. 1935)
  • 1871
    Didak Buntić, Croatian monk and scholar (d. 1922)
  • 1871
    Georges Gauthier, French-Canadian Catholic bishop (d. 1940)
  • 1873
    Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
  • 1873
    Charles Walgreen, American entrepreneur (d. 1939)
  • 1873
    Karl Schwarzschild, German physicist and astronomer (d. 1916)
  • 1874
    Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)
  • 1879
    Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)
  • 1886
    Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)
  • 1888
    Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)
  • 1890
    Aimee Semple McPherson, American evangelist (d. 1944)
  • 1892
    Ivo Andrić, Yugoslav writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • 1892
    Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • 1893
    Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (d. 1945)
  • 1900
    Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (d. 1976)
  • 1900
    Joseph Friedman, American inventor (d. 1982)
  • 1902
    Freddie Young, British cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1903
    Walter O'Malley, American baseball executive (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1907
    Horst Wessel, German Nazi and songwriter (d. 1930)
  • 1907
    Jacques Tati, French filmmaker (d. 1982)
  • 1907
    Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
  • 1908
    Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)
  • 1908
    Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)
  • 1908
    Werner von Haeften, German officer and Hitler assassination conspirator (d. 1944)
  • 1909
    Donald Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 2000)
  • 1911
    Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1914
    Edward Andrews, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1915
    Clifford M. Hardin, 17th United States Secretary of Agriculture (d. 2010)
  • 1918
    E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (d. 2007)
  • 1918
    Lila Kedrova, Russian actress (d. 2000)
  • 1919
    Belva Plain, American novelist (d. 2010)
  • 1920
    Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • 1920
    Yusef Lateef, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator
  • 1921
    Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1922
    Fyvush Finkel, American actor
  • 1922
    Léon Dion, Quebec political scientist (d. 1997)
  • 1923
    Donald Sinden, English actor
  • 1925
    Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • 1926
    Danièle Delorme, French actress
  • 1928
    Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer
  • 1931
    Homer Smith, American football coach (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Tony Booth, British actor
  • 1933
    Judy Tyler, American actress (d. 1957)
  • 1933
    Peter Mansfield, British physicist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • 1934
    Abdullah Ibrahim, South African pianist and composer
  • 1934
    Jill Ker Conway, Australian-born American author
  • 1935
    Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, member of the British Royal Family
  • 1937
    Brian Blessed, English actor
  • 1938
    Heinz Fischer, Austrian politician
  • 1939
    O. V. Wright, American soul singer (d. 1980)
  • 1940
    Gordon Humphrey, American politician
  • 1940
    Joe Pepitone, American baseball player
  • 1940
    John Lennon, British musician and songwriter (The Beatles) (d. 1980)
  • 1941
    Brian Lamb, American television executive
  • 1941
    Chucho Valdés, Cuban musician
  • 1941
    Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (d. 2008)
  • 1941
    Trent Lott, American politician
  • 1943
    Douglas Kirby, American teenage behavior researcher
  • 1943
    Jimmy Montgomery, English footballer
  • 1943
    Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1944
    John Entwistle, British musician (The Who) (d. 2002)
  • 1944
    Nona Hendryx, American singer (Labelle)
  • 1945
    Taiguara, Brazilian musician (d. 1996)
  • 1946
    Tansu Çiller, Prime Minister of Turkey
  • 1947
    France Gall, French singer
  • 1947
    Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist
  • 1947
    William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • 1948
    Dave Samuels, American vibraphonist
  • 1948
    Jackson Browne, American musician
  • 1950
    Brian Downing, American baseball player
  • 1950
    Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1950
    Reichi Nakaido, Japanese rock guitarist
  • 1952
    Sharon Osbourne, English music manager and wife of Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1953
    Tony Shalhoub, American actor
  • 1954
    Anne-Marie Goumba, African politician
  • 1954
    James Fearnley, English musician (The Pogues)
  • 1954
    John O'Hurley, American actor and game show host
  • 1954
    Scott Bakula, American actor
  • 1955
    Linwood Boomer, Canadian writer
  • 1957
    Don Garber, American sports commissioner
  • 1957
    Ini Kamoze, Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1958
    Al Jourgensen, American musician (Ministry)
  • 1958
    Michael Pare, American actor
  • 1958
    Mike Singletary, American football player
  • 1959
    Michael Cobley, English-born Scottish writer
  • 1960
    Kenny Garrett, American jazz saxophonist
  • 1960
    Maddie Blaustein, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1961
    Gyula Hajszán, Hungarian footballer
  • 1961
    Julian Bailey, British racing driver
  • 1962
    Ōnokuni Yasushi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 62nd Yokozuna
  • 1962
    Jorge Burruchaga, Argentinian footballer
  • 1964
    Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director
  • 1964
    John Ralston, Canadian actor
  • 1965
    Jimbo Fisher, American college football coach
  • 1966
    Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur
  • 1966
    David Cameron, British Prime Minister
  • 1967
    Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player
  • 1967
    Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
  • 1968
    Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (d. 2011)
  • 1969
    Christine Hough, Canadian figure skater
  • 1969
    Giles Martin, British record producer
  • 1969
    P.J. Harvey, English musician
  • 1970
    Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
  • 1970
    Jason Butler Harner, American actor
  • 1970
    Kenny Anderson, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Park Sang-min, South Korean actor
  • 1970
    Savannah, American pornographic actress (d. 1994)
  • 1970
    Steve Jablonsky, American music composer
  • 1971
    Jason Jones, American filmmaker
  • 1971
    Michael Manna, American professional wrestler
  • 1971
    Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1972
    Audie England, American actress
  • 1972
    Sarah Vandenbergh, Australian actor
  • 1973
    Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer
  • 1973
    Erin Daniels, American actress
  • 1973
    Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • 1973
    Steven Burns, American actor and musician
  • 1973
    Terry Balsamo, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • 1974
    Kieren Hutchison, New Zealand actor
  • 1974
    Shmuel Herzfeld, American Rabbi
  • 1975
    Mark Viduka, Australian footballer
  • 1975
    Rale Micic, Serbian musician
  • 1975
    Sean Lennon, American musician
  • 1976
    Lee Peacock, Scottish footballer
  • 1976
    Nick Swardson, American actor
  • 1977
    Brian Roberts, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Juan Dixon, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1978
    Rossa, Indonesian singer
  • 1979
    Alex Greenwald, American musician (Phantom Planet)
  • 1979
    Brandon Routh, American actor
  • 1979
    Gonzalo Sorondo, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1979
    Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • 1980
    Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer
  • 1981
    Darius Miles, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor
  • 1982
    António Mendonça, Angolan footballer
  • 1982
    Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
  • 1983
    Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver
  • 1983
    Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter
  • 1983
    Spencer Grammer, American actress
  • 1983
    Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Ghetto, British musician
  • 1986
    Laure Manaudou, French swimmer
  • 1987
    Bill Walker, American basketball player
  • 1992
    Tyler James Williams, American actor
  • 1993
    Jhoana Marie Tan, Filipina television actress
  • 1993
    Sarah Lahbati, Filipina television actress
  • 1993
    Scotty McCreery, American singer
  • 1994
    Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress

Who Died On October 9?

  • 1047
    Pope Clement II (b. 1005)
  • 1253
    Robert Grosseteste, English statesman and bishop
  • 1273
    Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Germany
  • 1390
    King John I of Castile (b. 1358)
  • 1555
    Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • 1562
    Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)
  • 1569
    Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  • 1581
    Saint Louis Bertrand, Spanish Dominican and missionary (b. 1526)
  • 1597
    Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)
  • 1691
    William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • 1709
    Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • 1729
    Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  • 1793
    Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)
  • 1797
    Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1720)
  • 1806
    Benjamin Banneker, American astronomer (b. 1731)
  • 1808
    John Claiborne, U.S. politician (b. 1777)
  • 1831
    Ioannis Kapodistrias, Governor of Greece (b. 1776)
  • 1873
    George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (b. 1785)
  • 1897
    Jan Heemskerk, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1818)
  • 1900
    Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer and conductor (b. 1843)
  • 1924
    Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1934
    King Alexander I of Yugoslavia (assassinated) (b. 1888)
  • 1934
    Louis Barthou, Prime Minister of France (assassinated) (b. 1862)
  • 1937
    Ernst Ludwig, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1868)
  • 1940
    Wilfred Grenfell, English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador (b. 1865).
  • 1941
    Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (b. 1900)
  • 1943
    Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1950
    George Hainsworth, National Hockey League goaltender (b. 1895)
  • 1953
    Jimmy Finlayson, Scottish-American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1955
    Theodor Innitzer, Austrian cardinal (b. 1875)
  • 1956
    Marie Doro, American actress (b. 1882)
  • 1958
    Pope Pius XII Eugenio Pacelli, (b. 1876)
  • 1962
    Milan Vidmar, Slovenian electrical engineer and chess player (b. 1885)
  • 1967
    André Maurois, French author (b. 1885)
  • 1967
    Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • 1967
    Ernesto ‘Che’Guevara, Argentine revolutionary and guerrilla leader (executed) (b. 1928)
  • 1968
    Pierre Mulele, Congolese revolutionary (b. 1929)
  • 1972
    Miriam Hopkins, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1974
    Oskar Schindler, Sudeten German businessman (b. 1908)
  • 1976
    Walter Warlimont, German General WWII (b. 1894)
  • 1978
    Jacques Brel, Belgian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1985
    Emílio Garrastazu Médici, president of Brazil (b. 1905)
  • 1987
    Clare Boothe Luce, American diplomat (b. 1903)
  • 1987
    Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (b. 1908)
  • 1987
    William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1892)
  • 1988
    Felix Wankel German inventor of the Wankel engine (b. 1902)
  • 1989
    Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 1995
    Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1903)
  • 1996
    Walter Kerr, American theater critic (b. 1913)
  • 1999
    Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)
  • 1999
    Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)
  • 2000
    David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2000
    Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • 2001
    Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  • 2001
    Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 2002
    Charles Guggenheim, American film director/producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002
    Sopubek Begaliev, Soviet-era economist and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2004
    Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 2005
    Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Stella Stratigou, Greek actress (b. 1931)
  • 2006
    Paul Hunter, English professional snooker player (b. 1978)
  • 2006
    Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • 2008
    Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2011
    Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)

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