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Thursday December 9, 2021

December 9: Day of the Week

December 9, 2021 is the 343rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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December 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 730
    Battle of Marj Ardabil: the Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, al-Djarrah ibn Abdullah
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward.
  • 1875
    The Massachusetts Rifle Association, “America’s Oldest Active Gun Club”, is founded.
  • 1917
    World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
  • 1931
    The Constituent Cortes approves the constitution which establishes the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Compass – British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
  • 1946
    The “Subsequent Nuremberg Trials” begin with the “Doctors’ Trial”, prosecuting doctors alleged to be involved in human experimentation.
  • 1956
    Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 1965
    The Kecksburg UFO incident: a fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1837
    Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
  • 1928
    André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • 1930
    Buck Henry, American actor
  • 1933
    Monique Miller, French Canadian actress
  • 1938
    Deacon Jones, American football player
  • 1954
    Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballplayer and football manager
  • 1963
    Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
  • 1979
    Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • 1983
    Jermaine Beckford, English footballer
  • 1984
    Leon Hall, American football player

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