May 9 holidays in 2020

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Victory Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Victory Day / Memorial Day
Ukraine National Holiday
World Migratory Bird Day
- International
Victory and Peace Day
Armenia National Holiday
Liberation Day
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Europe Day
Kosovo Official Holiday
Remembrance Day
Uzbekistan Public Holiday
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
- Weird
National Moscato Day
- Weird
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
- Weird
National Sleepover Day
- Weird
National Birth Mother’s Day
- Weird
National Babysitter’s Day
- Weird
National Dog Mom’s Day
- Weird
National Train Day
- Weird
National Archery Day
- Weird
National Miniature Golf Day
- Weird
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
- Weird
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 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  • 1865: The belligerent rights of the Confederate rebels are rescinded by U.S President Andrew Johnson by proclamation.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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