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Thursday January 9, 2020

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.

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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)

  • 1127
    Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty.
  • 1768
    In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
  • 1793
    Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • 1857
    The Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
  • 1996
    First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighbouring Republic of Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
  • 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?

  • 1589
    Ivan Gundulić, Croatian poet (d. 1638)
  • 1859
    Carrie Chapman Catt, American suffragist leader (d. 1947)
  • 1875
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)
  • 1909
    Anthony Mamo, Malta’s 1st President (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1929
    Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • 1941
    Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
  • 1950
    David Johansen, American singer
  • 1950
    Rio Reiser, German singer (d. 1996)
  • 1978
    Chad Ochocinco, American football player

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