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On This Day — October 9th

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October 9th is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

On this day in history:

1604 – Supernova 1604, the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way.

1936 – Generators at Boulder Dam (later renamed to Hoover Dam) begin to generate electricity from the Colorado River and transmit it 266 miles to Los Angeles.

1940 – During a night-time air raid by the German Luftwaffe, St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, England is hit by a bomb.

1967 – A day after being captured, Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara is executed for attempting to incite a revolution in Bolivia.

2012 – Members of the Pakistani Taliban make a failed attempt to assassinate an outspoken schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Model Bella Hadid turns 21

Film Director Guillermo del Toro turns 53

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron turns 51

Singer-Songwriter Sean Lennon turns 42

Country Music Singer Scotty McCreery turns 24

Television Host Sharon Osbourne turns 65

Happy Birthday to all October 9th babies!

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