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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1806
    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 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
    Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 1923
    Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
  • 1960
    President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile.
  • 1992
    The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1881
    Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (d. 1956)
  • 1925
    Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Stuart Woods, American novelist
  • 1953
    Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children’s author
  • 1958
    Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
  • 1958
    Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • 1968
    Joey Lauren Adams, American actress
  • 1978
    Mathieu Garon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Jéferson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989
    Chris Sandow, Australian Rugby League player

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