On This Day

What Happened in 1009

Historical Events in 1009

  • Mar 9 First known written mention of Lithuania, in the annals of Quedlinburg
  • Oct 18 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock

Famous People Born in 1009

  • Dec 14 Emperor Go-Suzaku, 69th Emperor of Japan (1036-45), born in Heian Kyō, Japan (d. 1045)