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Wednesday January 9, 2019

January 9: Day of the Week

January 9, 2019 was the 9th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 356 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1816
    Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
  • 1839
    The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • 1857
    The Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
  • 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”.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 1880
    The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1923
    Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebelled against the League of Nations decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
  • 1941
    World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1901
    Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
  • 1939
    Susannah York, British actress (d. 2011)
  • 1940
    Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
  • 1950
    David Johansen, American singer
  • 1961
    Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1965
    Haddaway, Trinidadian singer
  • 1971
    Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Beth Troutman, American production assistant
  • 1978
    Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer
  • 1978
    Maggie Rizer, American model and AIDS activist

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