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 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 27, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,732,000 minutes 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 19 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 1,480 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 9 Historical Events

  • 1768
    In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1806
    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 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.
  • 1878
    Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
  • 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.

Who were born on January 9?

  • 1624
    Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
  • 1728
    Thomas Warton, English poet (d. 1790)
  • 1902
    Rudolf Bing, Austrian-born opera manager (d. 1997)
  • 1909
    J. R. Simplot, American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • 1929
    Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
  • 1965
    Eric Erlandson, American musician
  • 1971
    Angie Martinez, American rapper and radio talk host
  • 1975
    Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1975
    Kim Mathers, Eminem’s ex-wife
  • 1982
    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Who died on January 9?

  • 1283
    Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)
  • 1800
    Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
  • 1877
    Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
  • 1923
    Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand writer (b. 1888)
  • 1947
    Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (b. 1893)
  • 1987
    Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1992
    Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2004
    Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
  • 2006
    Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • 2010
    Vimcy, Sports writer (b. 1925)

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