December 9, 2024 is the 344th day of the year 2024 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
December 9 Historical Event(s)
The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
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.
World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.
The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the Presidency.
Who were born on December 9?
Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
Ki Longfellow, American novelist
Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballplayer and football manager
Dobroslav Paraga,Croatian politician and editor
Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
Lance Krall, American comedian
Chris Booker, American baseball player
Simon Helberg, American actor
Mat Latos, American baseball player
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