December 9 in history

December 9 events chronologically

480 Odoacer, first King of Italy, occupies Dalmatia. He later establishes his political power with the co-operation of the Roman Senate
536 Gothic War: The Byzantine general Belisarius enters Rome unopposed; the Gothic garrison flee the capital
730 Battle of Marj Ardabil: The Khazars annihilate an Umayyad army and kill its commander, al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah al-Hakami
1425 The Catholic University of Leuven is founded
1531 The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City
1775 American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward
1793 New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster

Top 7 most famous people born on December 9

1608 John Milton an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost , written in blank verse
1842 Peter Kropotkin a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist.
1868 Fritz Haber a German chemist of Jewish origin who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his development for synthesizing ammonia, important for fertilizers and explosives. The food production for half the world's current population depends on this method for producing fertilizer. Haber, along with Max Born, proposed the Born–Haber cycle as a method for evaluating the lattice energy of an ionic solid
1895 Dolores Ibárruri a Spanish Republican leader of the Spanish Civil War and communist politician of Basque origin. She is perhaps best known for her defense of the Second Spanish Republic and the famous slogan ¡No Pasarán! during the Battle of Madrid
1916 Kirk Douglas an American film and stage actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past , Champion , Ace in the Hole , The Bad and the Beautiful , 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea , Lust for Life , Paths of Glory , Gunfight at the O.K. Corral , The Vikings , Spartacus , Lonely Are the Brave , Seven Days in May , The Heroes of Telemark , Saturn 3 and Tough Guys. He is one of the last remaining stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood
1934 Judi Dench an English film, stage and television actress, occasional singer and author. Dench made her professional debut in 1957 with the Old Vic Company. Over the following few years she played in several of Shakespeare's plays in such roles as Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She branched into film work, and won a BAFTA Award as Most Promising Newcomer; however, most of her work during this period was in theatre. Not generally known as a singer, she drew strong reviews for her leading role in the musical Cabaret in 1968
1968 Kurt Angle an American professional wrestler, amateur wrestler and actor. He is best known for his tenures in the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He is Currently a free agent. Angle was involved in amateur wrestling during both high school and college. In college at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, he won numerous accolades, including being a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I champion. After graduating, he won a gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1995 World Wrestling Championships. Angle then competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he won a gold medal in heavyweight freestyle wrestling. He is one of only four people to complete a Grand Slam in amateur wrestling. In 2006, he was named the single greatest shoot wrestler and one of the top 15 college wrestlers of all time by USA Wrestling

Top 7 most famous people died on December 9

1437 Sigismund Holy Roman Emperor Prince-elector of Brandenburg from 1378 until 1388 and from 1411 until 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Bohemia from 1419, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last male member of the House of Luxemburg. He was also King of Italy from 1431, and of Germany from 1411. He was regarded as highly educated, spoke several languages and was – unlike his father Charles – an outgoing person who also took pleasure in the tournament
1565 Pope Pius IV Pope from 25 December 1559 to his death in 1565. He is known for presiding over the final session of the Council of Trent
1641 Anthony van Dyck a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years. He also painted biblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draftsman, and was an important innovator in watercolour and etching
1669 Pope Clement IX Pope from 20 June 1667 to his death in 1669.
1941 Dmitry Merezhkovsky a Russian novelist, poet, religious thinker, and literary critic. A seminal figure of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, regarded as a co-founder of the Symbolist movement, Merezhkovsky – with his poet wife Zinaida Gippius – was twice forced into political exile. During his second exile he continued publishing successful novels and gained recognition as a critic of Soviet Union. Known both as a self-styled religious prophet with his own slant on apocalyptic Christianity, and as the author of philosophical historical novels which combined fervent idealism with literary innovation, Merezhkovsky was a nine times nominee for the Nobel Prize in literature, which he came closest to winning in 1933
1945 Yun Chi-ho an important political activist and thinker during the late 1800s and early 1900s in Joseon Korea. a penname was Jwa-ong. a member of Korean early NGO's Independence Club and People's joint association, Shinminhwae. He was a strong nationalist especially in his early years; pushing for reform and modernization in the Joseon government. He was involved in important organizations such as the Independence Club led by Seo Jae-pil. He also served in various government positions and was a strong supporter of Christianity in Korea
2012 Patrick Moore an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.