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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.

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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)

  • 1431
    Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1806
    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1861
    Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1921
    Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 1947
    Elizabeth “Betty” Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
  • 1960
    President 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.
  • 2005
    Elections 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?

  • 1881
    Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
  • 1903
    Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
  • 1929
    Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • 1934
    Bart Starr, American football player
  • 1938
    Stuart Woods, American novelist
  • 1943
    Scott Walker, American singer
  • 1948
    Cassie Gaines, backup Singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
  • 1975
    Kim Mathers, Eminem’s ex-wife
  • 1983
    Sharad Malhotra, Indian television actor
  • 1984
    Benjamin Danso, German rugby player

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