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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.

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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.
  • 1839
    The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • 1861
    Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 1878
    Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1880
    The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1905
    According to the Julian Calendar which is used at the time, Russian workers stage a march on the Winter Palace that ends in the massacre by Tsarist troops known as Bloody Sunday, setting off the Russian Revolution of 1905.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 1947
    Elizabeth “Betty” Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
  • 1965
    The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1685
    Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist (d. 1766)
  • 1839
    John Knowles Paine, American composer (d. 1906)
  • 1900
    Maria of Romania, Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
  • 1901
    Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
  • 1903
    Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
  • 1909
    Anthony Mamo, Malta’s 1st President (d. 2008)
  • 1934
    Bart Starr, American football player
  • 1959
    Otis Nixon, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Jan Johansen, Swedish singer
  • 1976
    Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer

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