What are the important events that happened on January 9? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 9: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 9 is the 9th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 27, 2014 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 394,656 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘enneagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 41 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 749 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 9 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1822
    The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king João VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
  • 1857
    The Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
  • 1858
    Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1921
    Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1624
    Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
  • 1909
    Herva Nelli, Italian-born soprano (d. 1994)
  • 1940
    Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1942
    John Dunning, American writer
  • 1942
    Judy Malloy, American hypertext fiction pioneer and artist
  • 1956
    Kimberly Beck, American actress
  • 1974
    Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer.
  • 1975
    Kim Mathers, Eminem’s ex-wife
  • 1976
    Todd Grisham, American professional wrestling interviewer
  • 1978
    Gennaro Gattuso, Italian footballer

Who died on January 9?

  • 1757
    Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  • 1876
    Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801)
  • 1877
    Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
  • 1972
    Ted Shawn, American dancer (b. 1891)
  • 1975
    Pierre Fresnay, French actor (b. 1897)
  • 1981
    Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer (b. 1922)
  • 1995
    Peter Cook, British actor and comedian (b. 1937)
  • 2007
    Jean-Pierre Vernant, French structuralist historian and anthropologist (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Liam Quinn, Provisional IRA member (b. 1949)
  • 2009
    Rob Gauntlett, English adventurer, explorer and motivational speaker (b. 1987)

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