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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1824Patriot forces led by General Antonio José de Sucre defeat a Royalist army in the Battle of Ayacucho, putting an end to the Peruvian War of Independence.
- 1897Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
- 1922Gabriel Narutowicz is announced the first president of Poland.
- 1941World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
- 1953Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
- 1961Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.
- 1961The trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Israel ends with verdicts of guilty on 15 criminal charges, including charges of crimes against humanity, crimes against the Jewish people and membership of an outlawed organization.
- 1971The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations.
- 1987Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
- 2003A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
Who were born on December 9?
- 1867Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek writer (d. 1951)
- 1870Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician, Founder, Christian Medical College & Hospital, India (d. 1960)
- 1891Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)
- 1925Dina Merrill, American actress
- 1947Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician
- 1947Tom Daschle, American politician
- 1953John Malkovich, American actor
- 1963Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer
- 1974Canibus, American rapper
- 1983Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer
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