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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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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.
  • 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
    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”.
  • 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.
  • 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: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1832
    Félix-Gabriel Marchand, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1900)
  • 1859
    Carrie Chapman Catt, American suffragist leader (d. 1947)
  • 1897
    Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
  • 1950
    Rio Reiser, German singer (d. 1996)
  • 1967
    Carl Bell, American musician
  • 1972
    Sarah Beeny, British TV personality
  • 1974
    Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer.
  • 1978
    Chad Ochocinco, American football player
  • 1990
    Melissa Ricks, Filipina actress

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