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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)

  • 1760
    Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: The “Star of the West” incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the “First Shots 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1965
    The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1873
    Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Hebrew poet (d. 1934)
  • 1903
    Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
  • 1912
    Ralph Tubbs, British architect (d. 1996)
  • 1935
    Brian Harradine, Australian independent Senator
  • 1945
    John Doman, American actor
  • 1967
    Dave Matthews, South African singer and musician
  • 1971
    Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1972
    Mat Hoffman, professional BMX rider
  • 1975
    Kim Mathers, Eminem’s ex-wife
  • 1982
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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