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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1911
    A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners in spite of rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines.
  • 1941
    World War II: The 19th Bombardment Group attacks Japanese ships off the coast of Vigan, Luzon.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan.
  • 1953
    Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company.
  • 1956
    Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 810, a Canadair North Star, crashes near Hope, British Columbia, Canada, killing all 62 people on board.
  • 1960
    The first episode of the world’s longest-running television soap opera Coronation Street is broadcast in the United Kingdom.
  • 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?

  • 1867
    Gregorios Xenopoulos, Greek writer (d. 1951)
  • 1899
    Jean de Brunhoff, French author (d. 1937)
  • 1901
    Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1906
    Grace Hopper, American computer pioneer (d. 1992)
  • 1917
    James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1920
    Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic
  • 1928
    Dick Van Patten, American actor
  • 1933
    Ashleigh Brilliant, American writer (Pot-Shots)
  • 1957
    Donny Osmond, American singer and actor
  • 1978
    Gaston Gaudio, Argentine tennis player

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