9 January

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • 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

Historic Events

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.

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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

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