August 9: Day of the Week
August 9, 2021 is the 221st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 9 Historical Event(s)
- 48 BCCaesar’s civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
- 1483Opening of the Sistine Chapel in Rome with the celebration of a Mass.
- 1814Indian Wars: the Creek sign the Treaty of Fort Jackson, giving up huge parts of Alabama and Georgia.
- 1877Indian Wars: Battle of Big Hole – A small band of Nez Percé Indians clash with the United States Army
- 1902Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1942Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in Bombay by British forces, launching the Quit India Movement.
- 1965A fire at a Titan missile base near Searcy, Arkansas kills 53 construction workers.
- 1965Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
- 1974As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becomes the first President of the United States to resign from office. His Vice President, Gerald Ford, becomes president.
- 1999Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
Who were born on August 9?
- 1847Queen Maria Victoria al Pozzo della Cisterna of Spain (d. 1876)
- 1920Francis Lynch, American state legislator (d. 1993)
- 1922Philip Larkin, English poet (d. 1985)
- 1938Otto Rehhagel, German football manager
- 1959Stuart Hughes, Canadian actor
- 1964Brett Hull, Canadian-born American ice hockey player
- 1968Sam Fogarino, American drummer (Interpol)
- 1971James Kim, American technology reporter (d. 2006)
- 1977Adewale Ogunleye, American football player
- 1991Candela Vetrano, Argentine actress
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