9 September

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 113 days remain until the end of the year.

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

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

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • Teddy Bear Day
  • Wonderful Weirdos Day
  • National Hug Your Hound Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – September 9

2015: Queen Elizabeth becomes longest reigning British monarch

She broke the record set by Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837, and reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days.

2007: Manuel Noriega’s sentence in the United States ends

Manuel Noriega, former military ruler of Panama, was released after 17 years of imprisonment in the US. He was imprisoned on charges of drug trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering.

2001: Unix Billennium is Celebrated

Unix time or Unix epoch, POSIX time or Unix timestamp, is a time system that measures the number of seconds since midnight UTC of January 1, 1970, not counting leap seconds. At 01:46:40 UTC on October 9, 2001, Unix time reached the billionth second timestamp.

1991: Tajikistan Declares its Independence from the Soviet Union

The Central Asian country had been conquered by Russia in the late 19th century. In 1929, the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic was created as a constituent republic of the Soviet Union. Independence in 1991 came after the collapse of the USSR.

1948: Kim Il-sung Establishes North Korea

After the Second World War, the Korean peninsula had been divided across the 38th parallel. The northern part was occupied by the Soviets while the south was occupied by the Americans. The Cold War impeded unification and on October 9, 1948, Kim Il-sung declared the creation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with the support of the USSR.

On this day in 1839 astronomer and polymath John Frederick William Herschel created the first glass-plate negative ever. He also invented a photographic process using sensitized paper, introducing the word “photography” and “cyanotype”.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, September 9

1975: Michael Bublé, Canadian singer-songwriter, actor

1960: Hugh GrantEnglish actor, producer

1941: Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter, producer

1890: Colonel Sanders, American businessman, founded KFC

1828: Leo Tolstoy, Russian author

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, September 9

2003: Edward Teller, Hungarian/American physicist

2001: Ahmad Shah Massoud, Afghan commander

1978: Jack Warner, Canadian/American film producer

1976: Mao Zedong, Chinese military leader, politician

1087: William the Conqueror, King of England, Duke of Normandy

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