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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1431Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
- 1788Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
- 1806Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral.
- 1861Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
- 1909Ernest 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.
- 1918Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
- 1921Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
- 1947Elizabeth “Betty” Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
- 1960President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
- 2005Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.
Who were born on January 9?
- 1881Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
- 1903Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
- 1929Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
- 1934Bart Starr, American football player
- 1938Stuart Woods, American novelist
- 1943Scott Walker, American singer
- 1948Cassie Gaines, backup Singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
- 1975Kim Mathers, Eminem’s ex-wife
- 1983Sharad Malhotra, Indian television actor
- 1984Benjamin Danso, German rugby player
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