What happened this day in history January 9

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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 27, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,361,440 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 23 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 3,306 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.
  • 1768
    In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1816
    Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
  • 1880
    The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1903
    Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1914
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University is founded.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1947
    Elizabeth “Betty” Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
  • 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?

  • 1886
    Lloyd Loar, Acoustical engineer and inventor of the Gibson F-5 mandolin (d. 1943)
  • 1934
    Bart Starr, American football player
  • 1942
    John Dunning, American writer
  • 1943
    Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Robert Drewe, Australian author
  • 1953
    Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children’s author
  • 1957
    Phil Lewis, American singer (L.A. Guns)
  • 1959
    Otis Nixon, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Haddaway, Trinidadian singer
  • 1971
    Angie Martinez, American rapper and radio talk host

Who died on January 9?

  • 1562
    Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
  • 1677
    Aernout van der Neer, Dutch painter (b. 1603)
  • 1873
    Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
  • 1918
    Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
  • 1939
    Johann Strauss III, Austrian conductor (b. 1866)
  • 1997
    Edward Osobka-Morawski, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
  • 2004
    Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
  • 2006
    Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • 2006
    Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • 2009
    T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (b. 1915)

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