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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 9 is the 129th
(hundredth – twentieth nineth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

In great adversity every noble soul learns to know itself better.

— Friedrich von Schiller
German poet and playwright (died May 9, 1805).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 9 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1013: In Spain: the Berbers, helped by Sancho García (Count of Castile), seize the Cordovan palatial city of Medina Azahara, residence of the caliphs, looting it, destroying it and naming Sulaiman al-Mustain Caliph.
  • 1092: Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated in England. It will be destroyed by fire fifty years later.
  • 1170: the town of Ceccano, in central Italy, is destroyed by a violent earthquake, which also caused damage in the south of the country and in Sicily.
  • 1386: alliance between Portugal and England by the Treaty of Windsor.
  • 1450: Abd al-Latif, emperor of the Timurid dynasty, is assassinated.
  • 1502: Christopher Columbus makes his fourth and last trip to the American continent.
  • 1540: the Spanish navigator Hernando de Alarcón part in the exploration of him to the coasts of California.
  • 1605: the first part of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, is published in Spain.
  • 1781: in the Caribbean Sea, the Spanish expel the English from West Florida.
  • 1837: the Peruvian-Bolivian Confederation is officially promulgated. That same day, Andrés de Santa Cruz assumes Supreme Protector of the Peru-Bolivian Confederation.
  • 1841: the regency of General Baldomero Espartero begins in Spain.
  • 1877: in Iquique, then capital of the Iquique Province of the Republic of Peru (current Tarapacá Region, Chile), an 8.8 Mw earthquake occurs at 21:16 local time. It reached an intensity XI on the Mercalli scale, and generated a tsunami that destroyed the ports of Arica, Iquique and Cobija.
  • 1901: in New York panic is generated by the resounding fall of actions in Wall Street.
  • 1926: American airmen Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole. (However, in 1996 Byrd’s diary was discovered, where he indicated that they came about 440 km apart).
  • 1927: in Australia, Canberra is proclaimed the new capital.
  • 1929: in Seville (Spain), the Ibero-American Exhibition is inaugurated
  • 1940: euthanasia is authorized in Germany.
  • 1943: in Changjiao (Hunan province) the Japanese Expeditionary Army under General Shunroku Hata begins the first day (of four) of the Changjiao Massacre, in which 30,000 men, women and children were raped and killed.
  • 1944: in El Salvador, General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, pressured by a general strike, resigns from power after 13 years of authoritarian rule.
  • 1945: in the framework of World War II, the American armed forces capture the German Nazi leader Hermann Göring.
  • 1945: in Norway – in the framework of the Second World War – Vidkun Quisling is arrested.
  • 1945: in the framework of World War II, the Soviet Union celebrates Victory Day, perpetuating its annual commemoration ever since.
  • 1946: in Italy, King Victor Emmanuel III abdicates the throne.
  • 1949: Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco. He will be crowned the following year.
  • 1950: Robert Schuman presents the declaration that bears his name, the first step towards the formation of the European Union.
  • 1950: the Spanish INI together with five banks and the collaboration of the Fiat Group, creates the SEAT automobile industry.
  • 1951: in the Enewetak Atoll, the United States detonates the George atomic bomb (of 225 kilotons), the sixteenth in human history. It is the first experiment of a thermonuclear bomb, with a deuterium nucleus.
  • 1954: in Manila (Philippines) the II Asian Games culminate.
  • 1955: Germany joins NATO.
  • 1956: the first complete ascent of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest in the world, takes place in Nepal.
  • 1960: in Costa Rica the first image is broadcast on television by Televisora ​​de Costa Rica.
  • 1965: the San Carlos Sports Association is founded in San Carlos
  • 1976: in Navarra (Spain) two Carlist militants are assassinated (Events of Montejurra).
  • 1980: in Ghana the first meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Archbishop of Canterbury takes place.
  • 1986: In Mexico, after 86 years in operation, the Fundidora de Fierro y Acero de Monterrey closes its doors, also known as “La Maestranza”, which was considered the first iron and steel industry, both in Mexico and in Latin America.
  • 1987: the song Hold me now by the singer Johnny Logan, wins the XXXII Eurovision Song Contest in Brussels for Ireland.
  • 1989: There is an earthquake in Tenerife with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale.
  • 1990: Mexican singer Juan Gabriel performs the first of four consecutive successful concerts at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.
  • 1992: in Malmö (Sweden), the song “Why me?”, By the Irish singer Linda Martin wins the XXXVII edition of Eurovision.
  • 1993: in Paraguay, Juan Carlos Wasmosy is elected as the new president of Paraguay.
  • 1994: Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as the first black president of South Africa.
  • 1998: the XLIII edition of Eurovision is held in the English city of Birmingham. The transsexual Dana International manages to win with the song “Diva”.
  • 2003: launch of the Hayabusa space probe.
  • 2006: the Spanish Government, trade union organizations and business organizations sign the agreement to improve growth and employment.
  • 2006: the Mexican pop rock group Camila, releases their debut studio album entitled Todo Cambio.
  • 2007: The former president of the football club Zagłębie Lubin is arrested on suspicion that he took part in the match-fixing scandal. A court finds the club guilty, and punishes it with relegation to the second division.
  • 2010: municipal elections are held in Uruguay, marking a setback for the Broad Front.
  • 2012: in Bucharest, Atlético de Madrid is proclaimed, for the second time, UEFA Europa League champion, defeating Athletic Club de Bilbao 3-0 in the final, with two goals from Falcao and one from Diego.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 9 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 893: Shi Pu, Chinese warlord.
  • 1147: Minamoto no Yoritomo, Japanese shogun military, founder of the Kamakura Shogunate (d. 1199).
  • 1443: Niccolò Albergati, Italian cardinal and diplomat (b. 1373).
  • 1613: Matías de Medici, Tuscan aristocrat (d. 1667).
  • 1638: Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos, Colombian painter (d. 1711).
  • 1699: Gregorio Mayáns, Spanish scholar (d. 1781).
  • 1740: Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (d. 1816).
  • 1746: Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818).
  • 1796: Joseph Meyer, German engineer (d. 1856).
  • 1800: John Brown, American abolitionist (d. 1859).
  • 1833: Frédéric Borgella, French painter (d. 1901).
  • 1837: Adam Opel, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1895).
  • 1860: James Matthew Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright, creator of the character of Peter Pan (d. 1937).
  • 1874: Howard Carter, British archaeologist and Egyptologist (d. 1939).
  • 1877: Ferdinand Abt German sculptor (d. 1962).
  • 1877: Peter Maurín, French Catholic activist (d. 1949).
  • 1882: George Barker, American painter (d. 1965).
  • 1883: José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher (d. 1955).
  • 1892: Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Austro-Hungarian empress (d. 1989).
  • 1895: Richard Barthelmess, American actor (d. 1963).
  • 1895: Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet, playwright and philosopher (d. 1961).
  • 1898: Agustín Pedro Pons, Spanish physician (d. 1971).
  • 1898: Friedrich Ritter, German botanist and geologist (d. 1989).
  • 1904: Grete Stern, German designer and photographer (d. 1999).
  • 1905: Lilí Álvarez, Spanish tennis player (f. 1998).
  • 1905: Ricardo Pérez Godoy, Peruvian military and politician (d. 1982).
  • 1907: Baldur von Schirach, Nazi German officer (d. 1974).
  • 1909: Gordon Bunshaft, American architect (d. 1990).
  • 1912: Pedro Armendariz, Mexican actor (d. 1963).
  • 1918: Mike Wallace, American journalist (d. 2012).
  • 1920: Richard Adams, British writer (d. 2016).
  • 1921: Daniel Berrigan, American Catholic anarchist priest, activist and poet (d. 2016).
  • 1921: Sophie Scholl, leader and anti-Nazi activist of the White Rose movement (d. 1943).
  • 1923: Carlos Bousoño, Spanish poet and philologist (d. 2015).
  • 1924: Fernando Vidal, Spanish magistrate, president of the Superior Court of Justice of Asturias (f. 2012).
  • 1924: Bulat Okudzhava, Russian poet, novelist and singer-songwriter (d. 1997).
  • 1925: Carlos Sobrini, Spanish architect (d. 2020).
  • 1926: Quintín Bulnes, Mexican actor (f. 2003).
  • 1927: Manfred Eigen, German physicist and chemist, 1967 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry (f. 2019).
  • 1928 – Colin Chapman, British engineer, car manufacturer (d. 1982).
  • 1928: Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (d. 1995).
  • 1928: Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian skater (d. 2012).
  • 1934: Alan Bennett, British writer.
  • 1936: Albert Finney, British actor (d. 2019).
  • 1936: Glenda Jackson, British actress.
  • 1937: Rafael Moneo, Spanish architect.
  • 1939: Dolores Abril, Spanish cantaora.
  • 1939: Ricardo Aguirre, Venezuelan musician (d. 1969).
  • 1940: James L. Brooks, American producer, screenwriter and filmmaker.
  • 1942: John Ashcroft, American politician.
  • 1942: Mirko Sandić, Serbian water polo player and coach (d. 2006).
  • 1944: Richie Furay, American musician, of the band Buffalo Springfield.
  • 1945: Jupp Heynckes, German soccer coach.
  • 1946: Candice Bergen, American actress.
  • 1947: Víctor Ullate, Spanish dancer.
  • 1947: Michael Levitt, South African physicist.
  • 1948: Polo Corbella, drummer of Los abuelos de la nada (f. 2001).
  • 1949: María Eugenia Dávila, Colombian actress and playwright (d. 2015).
  • 1949: Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Nigerian military and politician (f. 1999).
  • 1949: Billy Joel, American musician.
  • 1949: Andreu Martín, Spanish writer.
  • 1949: Adrián Paenza, Argentine mathematician.
  • 1950: Cristina Tejedor, Argentine actress.
  • 1952: Adriana Varela, Argentine tango singer.
  • 1955: Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (d. 1991).
  • 1955: Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano.
  • 1955: Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician and prime minister (d. 2012).
  • 1956: Ludovica Squirru, Argentine astrologer.
  • 1959: Christian Bach, Mexican actress of Argentine origin (d. 2019).
  • 1959: Dis Berlin, Spanish painter, sculptor and photographer.
  • 1959: Miguel Ángel Gambier, Argentine footballer (d. 2016).
  • 1960: Richard Horne, British writer of children’s books.
  • 1961: John Corbett, American actor.
  • 1962: David Gahan, British singer, of the band Depeche Mode.
  • 1963: Emilio Maillé, Argentine film director.
  • 1964: Genar Andrinua, Spanish footballer.
  • 1964: Nacho Mastretta, Spanish musician and composer.
  • 1964: Kevin Saunderson, electronic music DJ.
  • 1964: Miguel Tapia, drummer of the Chilean group Los prisioneros
  • 1968: Marie-José Perec, French athlete.
  • 1968: Ruth Kelly, British politician belonging to the Labor Party.
  • 1969: Amber, Dutch singer.
  • 1970: Ghostface Killah, American rapper, of the band Wu-Tang Clan.
  • 1971: Paul McGuigan, British bassist, of the band Oasis.
  • 1972: Daniela Silivaş, Romanian gymnast.
  • 1973: Francisca Merino, Chilean actress.
  • 1975: Juan Antonio Bayona, Spanish filmmaker.
  • 1976: Tamia, Canadian singer.
  • 1976: Mónica Godoy, Chilean actress.
  • 1977: Íñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1977: Marek Jankulovski, Czech footballer.
  • 1978: Bebe, Spanish singer.
  • 1978: Joscha Sauer German comic cartoonist.
  • 1978: Daniel Franzese, American actor.
  • 1978: Leandro Cufré, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1978: Marwan al-Shehhi, Emirati terrorist who participated in 9/11 (d. 2001).
  • 1979: Pierre Bouvier, Canadian singer, of the band Simple Plan.
  • 1979: Rosario Dawson, American actress.
  • 1979: Matt Morris, American singer and songwriter.
  • 1980: Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer.
  • 1980: Nicolae Dică, Romanian footballer.
  • 1980: Estíbaliz Martínez, Spanish gymnast.
  • 1981: José Luis Garcés, Panamanian soccer player.
  • 1982: Kim Jung-woo, South Korean footballer.
  • 1983: Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player.
  • 1983: Leandro Rinaudo, Italian footballer.
  • 1985: Audrina Patridge, American actress and model.
  • 1990: Jace Peterson, American baseball player.
  • 1990: Sharenthy Salcedo Meza, Accounting Professional, in Túxpan de Rodríguez Cano, Veracruz state. A Professional Accountant, of intelligence and beauty, truly remarkable.
  • 1991: Oswaldo Arcia, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1991: Konrad Jałocha, Polish footballer.
  • 1993: Willyrex, comedian and Spanish internet celebrity.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 9 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 1044: San Gregorio Ostiense, abbot of San Cosme and Damian (n. 10th century).
  • 1280: Magnus VI the Lawgiver, Norwegian king between 1263 and 1280 (b. 1280).
  • 1630: Théodore-Agrippa d’Aubigné, French writer and poet (b. 1552).
  • 1657 – William Bradford, American settler (b. 1590).
  • 1679: Miguel de Mañara, Spanish philanthropist (b.1627).
  • 1688: Frederick William I of Brandenburg, Prussian Duke (b.1620).
  • 1740: Juan Bautista de Anza I, soldier and Spanish explorer (b.1693).
  • 1707: Dietrich Buxtehude, German composer (b.1637).
  • 1805: Friedrich Schiller, German historian and poet (b. 1759).
  • 1850: Louis Joseph Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (b. 1778).
  • 1864: John Sedgwick, American military man (b. 1813).
  • 1903: Paul Gauguin (54), French Post-Impressionist painter (b.1848).
  • 1915: François Faber, Luxembourg cyclist (b. 1887).
  • 1921: Enrique Gorostieta González, Mexican lawyer and politician (b. 1856).
  • 1925: Baldomero Bonet y Bonet, Spanish chemist (b. 1857).
  • 1929: Gustave Schlumberger, French historian (b. 1844).
  • 1931: Albert Michelson, American physicist, 1907 Nobel Prize winner in physics (b. 1852).
  • 1948: Viola Allen, American theatrical actress (b.1865).
  • 1949: Louis II of Monaco, Monegasque prince (b. 1870).
  • 1950: Esteban Terradas, Spanish engineer, scientist and mathematician (b. 1883).
  • 1951: Etta Federn, Austrian anarcho-syndicalist writer (b. 1883).
  • 1958: Bill Goodwin, American actor and broadcaster (b.1910).
  • 1965: Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (b.1902).
  • 1968: Mercedes de Acosta, American poet and screenwriter (b. 1893).
  • 1968: Finlay Currie, British actor (b.1878).
  • 1968: Marion Lorne, American actress (b. 1883).
  • 1975: Avery Brundage, American athlete and sports leader (b. 1887).
  • 1976: Ulrike Meinhof, German journalist and terrorist (b.1934).
  • 1977: James Jones, American writer (b.1921).
  • 1978: Peppino Impastato, anti-mafia activist, assassinated by the mafia (b.1948).
  • 1978: Aldo Moro, Italian Prime Minister, assassinated by the Red Brigades (b.1916).
  • 1981: Nelson Algren, American writer (b.1909).
  • 1984: Antonio Quirós, Spanish artist (b.1912).
  • 1985: Zelmar Gueñol, Argentine actor and comedian (b.1920).
  • 1985: Edmond O’Brien, American actor (b.1915).
  • 1986: Anxel Fole, Spanish writer (b.1903).
  • 1986: Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese mountaineer (b.1914).
  • 1988: Pirri (José Luis Fernández Eguia), Spanish actor (b.1965).
  • 1991: Toño Martín, Spanish singer, of the band Burning (b.1954).
  • 1997: Pepe Risi, guitarist and founding member of the band Burning. (b.1955)
  • 1997: Marco Ferreri, Italian filmmaker (b.1928).
  • 1998: Alice Faye, American actress (b.1915).
  • 1998: Adolfo Waitzman, Argentine composer (b.1930).
  • 1999: Ivan Morton Niven, Canadian mathematician (b.1915).
  • 2000: Carmen Romano de López-Portillo, Mexican woman, wife of President López Portillo (b.1926).
  • 2001: Elizabeth Green, circus artist (b.1905).
  • 2004: Ajmat Kadyrov, Chechen president (b.1951).
  • 2010: Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917).
  • 2011: Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b.1984).
  • 2011: Lidia Gueiler Tejada, Bolivian politician and president (b.1921).
  • 2011: Alicia Jurado, Argentine writer (b.1922).
  • 2013: Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (b.1933).
  • 2016: Rex Hughes, American basketball coach (b.1938).
  • 2016: Walther Leisler Kiep, German politician (b.1926).
  • 2016: Gijs Verdick, Dutch cyclist (b.1994).
  • 2017: Robert Miles, Swiss DJ, producer, composer (b.1969)
  • 2020: Little Richard, African-American singer, songwriter and pianist considered the father of Rock and Roll (b.1932)

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 9 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Europe Day.
  • Victory over Nazism Day.
  • Days of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Honor of Those Who Lost Their Life in World War II.
  • Goku Day in Japan.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 9 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Blessed of Vendôme
  • Saint Denis of Vienne
  • Saint Gerontius of Ficocle
  • Saint Gregory Ostiense
  • Saint Hermas of Rome
  • Saint Isaiah, prophet
  • Saint Joseph Dô Quang Hiên
  • Saint Pachomius of Tebaida
  • Blessed Forte Gabrielli
  • Blessed Juan Benincasa
  • Blessed Maria Teresa de Jesús Gerhardinger
  • Blessed Thomas Pickering.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 9 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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