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Saturday January 9, 2021

January 9: Day of the Week

January 9, 2021 was the 9th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 356 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.

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January 9 Historical Event(s)

  • 1349
    The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
  • 1822
    The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king João VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1880
    The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled against the League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
  • 1927
    A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, kills 78 children.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
  • 1947
    Elizabeth “Betty” Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
  • 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?

  • 1829
    Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1870
    Joseph B Strauss, American civil engineer (d. 1938)
  • 1903
    Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
  • 1936
    Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer
  • 1951
    M.L. Carr, basketball player and coach
  • 1959
    Otis Nixon, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Iain Dowie, English football manager
  • 1968
    Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
  • 1976
    Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer
  • 1987
    Lucas Pezzini Leiva, Brazilian footballer

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