December 9 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
National Heroes Day
Antigua and barbuda Public Holiday
International Anti-Corruption Day
- International
Battle Day observed
Falkland islands Public Holiday
Immaculate Conception observed
Spain National Holiday
Republic Day
Tanzania Public Holiday
Feast of the Immaculate Conception observed
Equatorial guinea National Holiday
National Pastry Day
- Weird
Weary Willie Day
- Weird
Green Monday
- Weird

Historical Events on December 9

  • 1775: Colonial Virginia militia defeat British troops at the Battle of Great Bridge during the American Revolutionary War. Soon after, the British leave Virginia.
  • 1793: Noah Webster publishes the first daily newspaper for New York City – the American Minerva.
  • 1835: During the Texan Revolution, the Texan army captures the city of San Antonio, Texas.
  • 1851: The first YMCA in North America opens in the city of Montreal, Canada.
  • 1872: 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.
  • 1875: The organization that would become America’s oldest active gun club -the Massachusetts Rifle Association -is founded on this day.
  • 1911: 84 miners are killed when a mine near Briceville, Tennessee explodes.
  • 1917: Jerusalem is captured by Field Marshal Allenby on this day during World War I.
  • 1940: 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.
  • 1941: China, Guatemala and the Commonwealth of the Philippines all declare war on Japan and Germany during World War II.
  • 1953: During the Red Scare of the 1950s, G.E announces that they will be discharging all employees who are communist from the company.
  • 1961: Tanganyika gains its independence from Great Britain.

Famous Birthdays on December 9

  • English poet and philosopher, John Milton is born in 1608.
  • English poet Richard Lovelace is born in 1617.
  • Irish chemist Thomas Andrews is born in 1813.
  • American actress Margaret Hamilton is born in 1902.
  • American actor and singer, Robert Livingston is born in 1904.
  • American author and screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo is born in 1905.
  • American captain and actor, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is born in 1909.
  • American actor Broderick Crawford is born in 1911.
  • American actor Kirk Douglas is born in 1916.
  • American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, James Rainwater is born in 1917.
  • British actress Joyce Redman is born in 1918.
  • American actor Redd Foxx is born in 1922.

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