December 9 holidays in 2016
National Heroes Day
Antigua and barbuda
Bridge Public Holiday
International Anti-Corruption Day
December 9 2015 holidays
December 9 2017 holidays
Historical Events on December 9
Colonial Virginia militia defeat British troops at the Battle of Great Bridge during the American Revolutionary War. Soon after, the British leave Virginia.
Noah Webster publishes the first daily newspaper for New York City – the American Minerva.
During the Texan Revolution, the Texan army captures the city of San Antonio, Texas.
The first YMCA in North America opens in the city of Montreal, Canada.
B. S. Pinchback is elected as the first African-American governor in a U.S state when he is elected to be Louisiana’s governor.
The organization that would become America’s oldest active gun club -the Massachusetts Rifle Association -is founded on this day.
84 miners are killed when a mine near Briceville, Tennessee explodes.
Jerusalem is captured by Field Marshal Allenby on this day during World War I.
Major General Richard O’Connor leads Indian and British forces in an assault against Italian forces near Sidi Barrani, Egypt during Operation Compass of the Second World War.
China, Guatemala and the Commonwealth of the Philippines all declare war on Japan and Germany during World War II.
During the Red Scare of the 1950s, G.E announces that they will be discharging all employees who are communist from the company.
Tanganyika gains its independence from Great Britain.
Famous Birthdays on December 9
English poet and philosopher, John Milton is born in
English poet Richard Lovelace is born in
Irish chemist Thomas Andrews is born in
American actress Margaret Hamilton is born in
American actor and singer, Robert Livingston is born in
American author and screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo is born in
American captain and actor, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is born in
American actor Broderick Crawford is born in
American actor Kirk Douglas is born in
American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, James Rainwater is born in
British actress Joyce Redman is born in
American actor Redd Foxx is born in
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