Monday December 9, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

December 9: Day of the Week

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)

1531
The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City.
1835
The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas.
1856
The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.
1897
Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris.
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.
1941
World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
1961
Tanganyika becomes independent from Britain.
1962
The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona.
1988
The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.
2008
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?

1837
Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
1911
Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
1944
Ki Longfellow, American novelist
1954
Henk ten Cate, Dutch footballplayer and football manager
1960
Dobroslav Paraga,Croatian politician and editor
1970
Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
1970
Lance Krall, American comedian
1976
Chris Booker, American baseball player
1980
Simon Helberg, American actor
1987
Mat Latos, American baseball player

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