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, 1,483,920,000 seconds 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

  • 1431
    Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1760
    Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Battle of Gallipoli concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1923
    Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
  • 1927
    A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, kills 78 children.
  • 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?

  • 1745
    Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • 1829
    Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1898
    Vilma Bánky, Hungarian actress (d. 1991)
  • 1913
    Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
  • 1933
    Robert Garcia, American politician
  • 1940
    Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
  • 1951
    Crystal Gayle, American singer
  • 1952
    Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • 1952
    Michael Capuano, American politician, United States Congressman from Massachusetts
  • 1978
    Chad Ochocinco, American football player

Who died on January 9?

  • 1757
    Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  • 1843
    William Hedley, British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
  • 1877
    Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
  • 1878
    King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
  • 1911
    Edvard Rusjan, Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)
  • 1985
    Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • 1995
    Peter Cook, British actor and comedian (b. 1937)
  • 1997
    Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2008
    Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2009
    T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (b. 1915)

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