April 9: Day of the Week
April 9, 2020 is the 100th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 266 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 9 Historical Event(s)
- 1241Battle of Liegnitz: Mongol forces defeat the Polish and German armies.
- 1413Henry V is crowned King of England.
- 1916World War I: The Battle of Verdun – German forces launch their third offensive of the battle.
- 1917World War I: The Battle of Arras – the battle begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
- 1945World War II: The Battle of Königsberg, in East Prussia, ends.
- 1947The 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.
- 1961The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
- 1980The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr and his sister Bint al-Huda after three days of torture.
- 2005Wedding 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.
- 2009In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
Who were born on April 9?
- 1865Charles Proteus Steinmetz, German-born engineer and mathematician (d. 1923)
- 1865Erich Ludendorff, German general in World War I (d. 1937)
- 1895Michel Simon, French actor (d. 1975)
- 1932Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (d. 2006)
- 1955Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
- 1973Spenny Rice, Canadian entertainer
- 1977Gerard Way, American singer (My Chemical Romance)
- 1979Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
- 1981Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player
- 1988Uee, South Korean actress and singer (After School)
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