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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)

  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
  • 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.
  • 1816
    Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
  • 1861
    Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 1894
    New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1859
    Carrie Chapman Catt, American suffragist leader (d. 1947)
  • 1890
    Karel Čapek, Czech writer (d. 1938)
  • 1900
    Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
  • 1916
    Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (d. 2009)
  • 1920
    Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
  • 1933
    Robert Garcia, American politician
  • 1961
    Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1982
    Timmy Bowers, American basketball player
  • 1986
    Amanda Mynhardt, South African netballer
  • 1989
    Chris Sandow, Australian Rugby League player

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