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Tuesday April 9, 2019

April 9: Day of the Week

April 9, 2019 was the 99th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 266 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Basiliscus issues a circular letter (Enkyklikon) to the bishops of his empire, supporting the Monophysite christological position.
  • 1511
    St John’s College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
  • 1609
    Eighty Years’ War: Spain and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Antwerp to initiate twelve years of truce.
  • 1860
    On his phonautograph machine, Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1961
    The Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles, once the largest electric railway in the world, ends operations.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1835
    King Leopold II of Belgium (d. 1909)
  • 1882
    Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
  • 1903
    Ward Bond, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1906
    Rafaela Aparicio, Spanish actress (d. 1996)
  • 1934
    Bill Birch, New Zealand politician
  • 1945
    Peter Gammons, American sports journalist
  • 1953
    Hal Ketchum, American musician
  • 1961
    Kirk McCaskill, pro baseball and hockey player
  • 1964
    Margaret Peterson Haddix, American author
  • 1989
    Danielle Kahle, American figure skater

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