January 9: Day of the Week
January 9, 2020 was the 9th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 357 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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.
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January 9 Historical Event(s)
- 1788Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
- 1793Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
- 1858Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
- 1861Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
- 1878Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
- 1918Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
- 1941World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
- 1945World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
- 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.
- 1965The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
Who were born on January 9?
- 1881Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (d. 1956)
- 1896Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
- 1898Wally Baker, American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
- 1916Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
- 1916Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (d. 2009)
- 1918Alma Ziegler, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 2005)
- 1933Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
- 1953Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children’s author
- 1972Mat Hoffman, professional BMX rider
- 1982Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
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