October 09: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 9, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 282nd day is October 9th. The National Guard was brought in to calm riots in Chicago over the Chicago Eight on this day, while the Siege of Antwerp during World War II came to an end.

The date of October 9 falls under the sign of Libra. John Lennon and Bella Hadid are two famous people who were born on October 9th. Mysore Dasara and World Post Day are both celebrated today.


(October 09, 1888)
The Washington Monument, a marble-faced granite obelisk honouring the first president of the United States, George Washington, was opened to the public in Washington, D.C. in 1885.


(October 09, 1962)
Uganda Independence Day.

(October 09, 1986)
The Phantom of the Opera opens at Her Majesty's Theatre, becoming the second longest-running musical in London.

(October 09, 2004)
Voters in Afghanistan chose Hamid Karzai as president for the first time in the country's history, after he served as interim leader following the fall of the Taliban administration in 2001. photo source:

(October 09, 2012)
Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old Pakistani activist and outspoken opponent of the ultraconservative group's ban on girls' education, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, although she was able to flee after the attack. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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