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Monday December 9, 2019

December 9: Day of the Week

December 9, 2019 is the 343rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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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
  • 1425
    The Catholic University of Leuven is founded.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.
  • 1987
    Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1561
    Sir Edwin Sandys, English-born Virginian colonist (d. 1629)
  • 1594
    Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (d. 1632)
  • 1944
    Tadashi Irie, Japanese yakuza boss
  • 1954
    Herman Finkers, Dutch comedian
  • 1955
    Otis Birdsong, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Brent Price, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer
  • 1969
    Jakob Dylan, American singer (The Wallflowers)
  • 1972
    Fabrice Santoro, Tahitian-born French tennis player
  • 1976
    Chris Booker, American baseball player

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