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Monday January 9, 2017

January 9: Day of the Week

January 9, 2017 was the 9th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 356 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

January 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1127
    Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty.
  • 1857
    The Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
  • 1858
    Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The “Star of the West” incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the “First Shots of the American Civil War”.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 1909
    Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nmi from the South Pole, the furthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1991
    Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try and find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
  • 2004
    An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28.

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1849
    John Hartley, English tennis player (d. 1935)
  • 1918
    Alma Ziegler, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 2005)
  • 1922
    Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • 1942
    K Callan, American actress
  • 1948
    Cassie Gaines, backup Singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
  • 1950
    Rio Reiser, German singer (d. 1996)
  • 1952
    Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • 1956
    Imelda Staunton, British actress
  • 1956
    Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer at Madison Square Garden
  • 1976
    Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer

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