January 9 is the ninth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 356 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 9th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 9th in history!
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- National Apricot Day
- National Static Electricity Day
- Play God Day
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Word Nerd Day
- Day of the Republika Srpska – Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Martyr’s Day – Panama
- Međimurje Unification Day – Croatia
What Happened On This Day – January 9
2005: The second Sudanese War ends
As an outcome, Southern Sudan is granted autonomy; in 2011, South Sudan becomes an independent nation.
1916: The Battle of Gallipoli ends:
The Gallipoli Campaign during World War I ended with the victory of the Ottoman Empire.
1861: The first shots of the American Civil War are fired
The steamer, Star of the West, was fired upon by the Confederates as it attempted to enter Charleston Harbor
1768: Philip Astley opens the world’s first modern circus
The British equestrian, who is considered the father of the modern circus, opened a riding school in London where he also performed tricks for an audience in the afternoons.
1431: The trial against Joan of Arc begins
She was executed on May 30, 1431, exonerated in 1456, and canonized in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
Births On This Day, January 9
1944: Jimmy Page, English guitarist, songwriter, producer
1941: Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, activist
1922: Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea
1913: Richard Nixon: American politician, 37th President of the United States
1890: Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist
Deaths On This Day, January 9
2014: Amiri Baraka, American poet, actor, activist
1908: Wilhelm Busch, German poet, painter, illustrator
1908: Abraham Goldfaden, Russian actor, playwright, author
1873: Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France
1324: Marco Polo, Italian explorer