9 April

9 April

April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 266 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 9th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International ASMR Day.
  • National Cherish an Antique Day
  • National Unicorn Day
  • Winston Churchill Day
  • National Name Yourself Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 9

2005: Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles

Charles was formerly married to Diana, Princess of Wales. His second marriage to Camilla made him the first member of the British Royal Family to have a civil wedding.

1967: The first Boeing 737 takes off on its maiden flight

The short-to-medium range plane is the best-selling airplane in history.

1952: The Bolivian National Revolution overthrows Hugo Ballivián’s government

The nationalist movement initiated radical reforms, including universal suffrage, the nationalization of tin mines, and the inclusion of previously marginalized ethnicities into national life.

1940: Germany invades Denmark and Norway

The rationale of Operation Weserübung was to secure access to Swedish iron ore. In Norway, a resistance group around Max Manus and Gunnar Sønsteby successfully sabotaged the German war effort.

1860: The world’s first recording of the human voice is created

French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville used his phonautograph, the earliest known sound recording device, to capture himself singing the French folk song “Au clair de la lune”.

1985: Windows 1.0 , 1985.

Windows 1.0 , 1985.

1940: Puzzled civilians watch German soldiers march unopposed down the main street of Oslo during the occupation of Norway on April 9th 1940. In the background, the royal castle Nazi Traitor Vidkun Quisling would use as his office during the war. More on the Game-changing history podcast

Puzzled civilians watch German soldiers march unopposed down the main street of Oslo during the occupation of Norway April 9th 1940. In the background the royal castle Nazi Traitor Vidkun Quisling would use as his office during the war. More on the Game-changing history podcast

1940: Nazi Germany invades Denmark, Norway and Denmark surrenders after a six-hour battle in 1940.

1920: Hair Dryer, early 1920s.

Hair Dryer, early 1920s.

1895: Major-General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of mokomokai (preserved, tattooed heads of Māori people from New Zealand), London, 1895.

Major-General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of mokomokai (preserved, tattooed heads of Māori people from New Zealand), London, 1895.

1866: Civil Rights Bill passes over President Andrew Johnson’s veto in 1866.

1483: Edward V succeeds his father Edward IV as king of England in 1483 just at the age of 12.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 9

1975: Robbie Fowler, English footballer, manager

1971: Jacques Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver

1954: Iain Duncan Smith, Scottish captain, politician

1945: Steve Gadd, American drummer

1898: Paul Robeson, American singer, actor, activist

Lil Nas X was born.

Kristen Stewart was born.

Hugh Hefner was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

2011: Sidney Lumet, American director

2005: Andrea Dworkin, American activist, author

1976: Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1959: Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower, Fallingwater

1945: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor, theologian

Emperor Jimmu died.

Francis Bacon died.

Frank Lloyd wright died.


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