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Wednesday December 9, 2020

December 9: Day of the Week

December 9, 2020 is the 344th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1851
    The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1872
    In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
  • 1897
    Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
  • 1911
    A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
  • 1950
    Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
  • 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.
  • 1969
    United States Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970.
  • 1973
    British and Irish authorities sign the Sunningdale Agreement in an attempt to establish a power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive and a cross-border Council of Ireland.
  • 1979
    The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction.
  • 2000
    The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1868
    Fritz Haber, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1934)
  • 1889
    Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (d. 1966)
  • 1899
    Jean de Brunhoff, French author (d. 1937)
  • 1934
    Junior Wells, American musician (d. 1998)
  • 1955
    Otis Birdsong, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents)
  • 1972
    Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • 1974
    Aloísio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974
    Canibus, American rapper
  • 1990
    LaFee, German singer

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