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Thursday April 9, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1511
    St John’s College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    Project Mercury: NASA announces the selection of the United States’ first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the “Mercury Seven”.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.
  • 1981
    The U.S. Navy nuclear submarine USS George Washington accidentally collides with the Nissho Maru, a Japanese cargo ship, sinking it.
  • 1992
    John Major’s Conservative Party wins an unprecedented fourth general election victory in the United Kingdom.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1937
    Valerie Singleton, British television presenter
  • 1938
    Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (d. 2010)
  • 1945
    Peter Gammons, American sports journalist
  • 1948
    Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1953
    John Howard, English singer-songwriter
  • 1962
    Ihor Podolchak, Ukrainian artist and film director
  • 1979
    Katsuni, French pornographic actress
  • 1982
    Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1985
    David Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer

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