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Tuesday January 9, 2018

January 9: Day of the Week

January 9, 2018 was the 9th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 356 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 1431
    Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1760
    Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
  • 1793
    Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 1903
    Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1905
    According to the Julian Calendar which is used at the time, Russian workers stage a march on the Winter Palace that ends in the massacre by Tsarist troops known as Bloody Sunday, setting off the Russian Revolution of 1905.
  • 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.
  • 1914
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University is founded.
  • 1927
    A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, kills 78 children.
  • 1992
    The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1881
    Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
  • 1940
    Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
  • 1942
    Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
  • 1943
    Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • 1944
    Jimmy Page, British musician and producer (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1945
    John Doman, American actor
  • 1951
    Crystal Gayle, American singer
  • 1958
    Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
  • 1989
    Chris Sandow, Australian Rugby League player
  • 1989
    Michael Beasley, American basketball player

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