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Monday January 9, 2017

January 9: Day of the Week

January 9, 2017 was the 9th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 356 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1822
    The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king João VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1878
    Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1903
    Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1964
    Martyrs’ Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
  • 1991
    Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try and find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1992
    The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
  • 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?

  • 1926
    Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • 1929
    Heiner Muller, German dramatist (d. 1995)
  • 1931
    Algis Budrys, American author (d. 2008)
  • 1944
    Ian Hornak, American painter, draughtsman and sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1957
    Phil Lewis, American singer (L.A. Guns)
  • 1959
    Cristi Minculescu, Romanian musician
  • 1965
    Darren Bennett, Australian-born American football player
  • 1965
    Eric Erlandson, American musician
  • 1986
    Amanda Mynhardt, South African netballer
  • 1987
    Mao Inoue, Japanese actress

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