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.
1594 – Sinhalese–Portuguese War: Portugal had almost conquered the island of Sri Lanka when its army was essentially annihilated, ending the Campaign of Danture.
1708 – Great Northern War: Russia defeated Sweden at the Battle of Lesnaya on the Russian–Polish border in what is now Belarus.
1888 – The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., at the time the world’s tallest building, officially opened to the general public.
1914 – World War I: The civilian authorities of Antwerp surrendered, allowing the German army to capture the city.
2016 – Militants attacked a border police post in Myanmar, killing nine people and triggering a period of intense persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
Sharon Osbourne turns 66
Guillermo del Toro turns 54
David Cameron turns 52
Sean Lennon turns 43
Bella Hadid turns 22