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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)

  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1793
    Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • 1858
    Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1881
    Giovanni Papini, Italian writer (d. 1956)
  • 1896
    Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1898
    Wally Baker, American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1916
    Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • 1916
    Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Alma Ziegler, American baseball player [AAGPBL] (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
  • 1953
    Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children’s author
  • 1972
    Mat Hoffman, professional BMX rider
  • 1982
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

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