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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.
  • 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.
  • 1806
    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1861
    Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 1880
    The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1894
    New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 1903
    Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • 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?

  • 1879
    John Broadus Watson, American psychologist (d. 1958)
  • 1921
    Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1925
    Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1935
    Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American publisher
  • 1944
    Ian Hornak, American painter, draughtsman and sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1957
    Bibie, Ghanaian singer
  • 1965
    Muggsy Bogues, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician
  • 1971
    Angie Martinez, American rapper and radio talk host
  • 1982
    Timmy Bowers, American basketball player

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