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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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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)

  • 1768
    In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1878
    Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1917
    World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1773
    Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
  • 1909
    Patrick Peyton, Irish Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1992)
  • 1915
    Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
  • 1929
    Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
  • 1948
    Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (d. 2006)
  • 1952
    Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • 1953
    Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children’s author
  • 1955
    J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1959
    Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • 1971
    Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director

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