Previous Day The next day

9 :e April år 2026

Torsdag den 9:e april år 2026

Today's name is: Otto, Ottilia. Congratulations on your name day!

This is week: 15

Day of the year is: 99 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 193Septimius Severus proclaimed by the legions on the Danube as Roman emperor, as counter-emperor against the incumbent Didius Julianus. He begins with his legions marching towards Rome and meets no major resistance. Also, on 1 June (nine days before he reaches the city) Didius Julianus is assassinated on behalf of the Senate, so when he enters Rome on 10 June, he is recognized unopposed as sole Roman emperor.
  • 1440 - Then the union king Eric of Pomerania has been deposed as king of Denmark in the summer of the year before his nephew is elected Christopher of Bavaria this day to new king. In September of the same year, he is also elected king of Sweden, but can only take the Norwegian throne in the summer of 1442, because Erik of Pomerania is still recognized as king there.
  • 1483 - Vid Edward IV's dead, he is succeeded as King of England and Lord of Ireland by his 12-year-old son Edward V. His uncle Richard acts as his guardian, before deposing him after 25 June and proclaiming himself king with the name Richard III.
  • 1555 - Then Julius III has died on March 23, Marcello Cervini degli Spannochi is elected Pope and takes the name Marcellus II. He is proclaimed the following day, but dies after only three weeks in the post.[3]
  • 1682 - The French explorer René Robert Cavelier de La Salle discovers the river Mississippi's estuary (in present-day United States). He takes possession of the area on behalf of France and calls it Louisiana, after the then French king Louis XIV (French: Louis).
  • 1865 - That The American civil war ends, by the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrenders to the northern states general Ulysses S. Grant in the courthouse in Appomattox in Virginia. Thus, the northern states are officially victorious in the war, but the reconstruction of the southern states and of the United States as a united nation takes many years and is still not completely completed today (2022). Just under a week after the capitulation becomes president Abraham Lincoln also murdered by a fanatical Southerner.
  • 1867 - The US Senate approves, by a vote of 37-2, the treaty of March 30, whereby USA buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million. However, public opinion is negative towards the purchase, as it is widely believed that Alaska is worthless, before gold is found in the area in 1898 Klondike.
  • 1940Nazi Germany begins Operation Weserübung, which involves the invasion of Denmark and Norway. The invasion of Norway is mainly carried out because the Germans want to secure the supply of Swedish iron ore, which is shipped out via the Norwegian port of Narvik, so that it does not fall into the hands of the British, and Denmark is invaded, in order to simplify German communications with Norway, then the country is "on the road". Denmark capitulates to the superior power on the same day and becomes the only German-occupied country, which is allowed to keep its own government and regent (Christian X), so that the Germans can then present it as a "model country" for how German occupation in Europe is done. Norway only capitulates on June 10 and that's it Josef Terboven national commissioner, while the Norwegian Nazi accomplice Vidkun Quisling makes himself prime minister in a pro-German government. The legal Norwegian government under prime minister Johan Nygaardsvolds management and king Håkon VII goes into exile in Britain, where they remain until the end of the war in 1945.
  • 1948 - The Colombian liberal party leader Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, who is running for the Colombian presidency, is assassinated by Juan Roa Sierra, who shoots him with three shots. This leads to riots breaking out in the capital, Bogotá, and an angry mob lynching Sierra. The riot, which goes down in history as Bogotazo, subsequently escalates and leads to a ten-year Colombian civil war, which will be known as La Violencia.
  • 1967 – The first version of the aircraft type Boeing 737, which had been completed in December of the previous year, was test flown for the first time by pilots Brien Wygle and Lew Wallick. Over the years, the aircraft was developed in several different variants, but is still produced and used today (2022) and, with over 6,000 copies sold, is the best-selling jet aircraft ever.
  • 1989 - I Soviet Republic of Georgia an anti-Soviet demonstration is held in the capital Tbilisi. As the Soviet army disperses the crowd 20 people are killed and over 100 are injured. The following day, a general strike and 40 days of national mourning are announced in Georgia, and despite a state of emergency being issued, the demonstrations continue. The events lead to the resignation of the Georgian government, while the Soviet government in Moscow claims that it was the protesters who started the unrest and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev puts the responsibility on the army. In memory of the event, the day is now a public holiday in Georgia.
  • 1991 - On the second anniversary of the massacre in Tbilisi, Georgia declares independence from the Soviet Union under the leadership of the Georgian head of government Zviad Gamsachurdia, who on 26 May of the same year is elected the country's president. The Moscow government recognizes Georgia's independence on December 25 of the same year.
  • 2003 - Barely three weeks after the start of The Iraq War the Iraqi capital Baghdad falls in the allies happens, after the Iraqi defenses have collapsed. Thus the Iraqi dictator is overthrown Saddam Hussein's regime and he goes underground (he is captured by American forces on December 13 of the same year). Although the US president George W. Bush officially declares the end of the war on May 1, the American occupation of Iraq will continue for many years to come, during which they try to introduce democracy and a functioning administration of the country.
  • 2005 - Great Britain's Crown Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles marry in a civil ceremony at Windsor Town Hall in Berkshire. In the past, there has been great opposition to the marriage, as Parker-Bowles is divorced and is only then Queen Elizabeth II, Church of England and the British Parliament has given its approval that the wedding can take place. Despite the fact that in connection with the marriage Parker-Bowles gets the right to use the title princess of wales she refrains from this, presumably so as not to be confused with Charles's first wife Lady Diana Spencer.