May 9 holidays in 2016

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Akshaya Tritiya
- Hindu
Liberation Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Ascension Day
Colombia National Holiday
Victory Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Gospel Day
Tuvalu Public Holiday
Europe Day
Kosovo Official Holiday
National Elections
Philippines Special Non-working Holiday
Remembrance Day
Uzbekistan Public Holiday
Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day
Thailand National Holiday
Victory Day over Fascism
Azerbaijan Public Holiday
Shabdrung Kuchoe
Bhutan Public Holiday
Truman Day observed
United states (Missouri) State Holiday
Memorial Day/Parents' Day
Moldova National Holiday
Victory and Peace Day
Armenia National Holiday
Defender of the Fatherland Day observed
Kazakhstan Public Holiday
Victory Day / Memorial Day
Ukraine National Holiday
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
- Weird
National Moscato Day
- Weird
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
- Weird
National Sleepover Day
- Weird

Historical Events on May 9

  • 1865: At Gainesville in Alabama during the American Civil War, Confederate Nathan Beford Forrest surrenders.
  • 1865: The belligerent rights of the Confederate rebels are rescinded by U.S President Andrew Johnson by proclamation.
  • 1874: In the city of Mumbai in India, the carriage drawn by a horse makes its debut.
  • 1877: Over 2,500 people are killed when an earthquake hits Peru. Some of the victims are as far away as Japan and Hawaii.
  • 1887: In the city of London in England, Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show opens for the first time.
  • 1901: In the city of Melbourne, Australia begins its first Parliament.
  • 1915: The Second Battle of Artois breaks out between French and German forces during WWI.
  • 1918: Britain’s attempt to blockade the port of Ostend, Belgium fails due to German intervention during WWI.
  • 1940: The French submarine Doris is attacked and sunk by the German submarine U-9 near Den Helder during World War 2.
  • 1941: The Royal Navy captures the German submarine U-110. The enigma machine it was carrying is recovered by the Allies who use it to break coded German messages.
  • 1942: The Zoludek Ghetto is destroy by the Nazis and all of its inhabitants are either killed or deported.
  • 1945: Germany signs its final Instrument of Surrender at the Soviet HQ in Berlin Karlshorst.

Famous Birthdays on May 9

  • American abolitionist John Brown is born in 1800.
  • Victorian painter James Collinson is born in 1825.
  • American painter George Barker is born in 1882.
  • American journalist and radio & TV personality, Mike Wallace is born in 1918.
  • English novelist Richard Adams is born in 1920.
  • American painter Ralph Goings is born in 1928.
  • English actor Albert Finney is born in 1936.
  • American singer-songwriter Billy Joel is born in 1949.
  • Canadian NHL player and manager, Steve Yzerman is born in 1965.
  • American basketball player, Doug Christie is born in 1970.
  • American poet Dan Chiasson is born in 1971.

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