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Saturday December 9, 2023

December 9: Day of the Week

December 9, 2023 is the 343rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 22 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

December 2023

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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)

  • 1793
    New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.
  • 1856
    The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1872
    In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state.
  • 1875
    The Massachusetts Rifle Association, “America’s Oldest Active Gun Club”, is founded.
  • 1935
    Walter Liggett, American newspaper editor and muckraker, is killed in gangland murder.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 1988
    The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
  • 2000
    The Supreme Court of the United States stays the sixth Florida recount.

Who were born on December 9?

  • 1748
    Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
  • 1845
    Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (Uncle Remus)(d. 1908)
  • 1901
    Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)
  • 1931
    William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1944
    Neil Innes, English singer/songwriter (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Rutles)
  • 1946
    Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1964
    Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein)
  • 1971
    Petr Nedvěd, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Dia Mirza, Indian actress
  • 1985
    Wil Besseling, Dutch professional golfer

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