About January 9

January 9, 2024 is the 9th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 32 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 9

  • 475
    Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.
  • 1760
    Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
  • 1788
    Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  • 1839
    The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • 1858
    Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1918
    Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1923
    Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try and find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1992
    The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of Republika Srpska, a new state within Yugoslavia.
  • 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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