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Friday April 9, 2021

April 9: Day of the Week

April 9, 2021 was the 99th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 266 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 1388
    Despite being outnumbered 16 to 1, forces of the Old Swiss Confederacy are victorious over the Archduchy of Austria in the Battle of Näfels.
  • 1413
    Henry V is crowned King of England.
  • 1682
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the mouth of the Mississippi River, claims it for France and names it Louisiana.
  • 1782
    American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The 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.
  • 1948
    Fighters from the Irgun and Lehi Zionist paramilitary groups attacked Deir Yassin near Jerusalem, killing over 100.
  • 1968
    Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 2011
    A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.

Who were born on April 9?

  • 1872
    Léon Blum, French prime minister (d. 1950)
  • 1897
    John B. Gambling, American radio talk show host (d. 1974)
  • 1930
    F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Hannah Gordon, British actress
  • 1941
    Kay Adams, American country singer
  • 1948
    Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1954
    Dennis Quaid, American actor
  • 1962
    Imran Sherwani, British field hockey player
  • 1964
    Rick Tocchet, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985
    David Robertson, American baseball player

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