About January 9

January 9, 2020 is the 9th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Capricorn is the sun 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 16 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 9

  • 1127
    Invading Jurchen soldiers from the Jin Dynasty besiege and sack Bianjing (Kaifeng), the capital of the Song Dynasty of China, and abduct Emperor Qinzong and others, ending the Northern Song Dynasty.
  • 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.
  • 1760
    Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1793
    Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • 1806
    Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • 1839
    The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • 1880
    The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1894
    New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 1903
    Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1909
    Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nmi from the South Pole, the furthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
  • 1914
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, began near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 1927
    A fire at the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, kills 78 children.
  • 1941
    World War II: The Greek Triton (Y-5) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
  • 1945
    World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
  • 1965
    The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
  • 1996
    First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighbouring Republic of Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.

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