January 9


January 27, 2022

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 356 days (357 days in a leap year) until the end of the year.


General 1740 - De Rooswijk, a VOC trading vessel, runs into a sandbank during a storm and is wrecked (with a precious cargo of silver) with her entire crew off the English coast of Kent. 1816 - Frederik Willem van Nassau-Weilburg dies and is succeeded as prince of Nassau by his son Willem. 1905 - Tsarist troops open fire on protesters in St. Petersburg. There are many casualties. 1993 - A traffic accident in Santo Tomé, in northeastern Argentina involving three buses, kills at least 60 people and injures 80 passengers. 1999 - Bosnian Dragan Gagovic, a war crimes suspect, is shot by French troops of the Nato Force SFOR. He later dies from his injuries. 2007 - For the first time in Belgian history, a prince has to testify in a court case. Prince Laurent is called as a witness in a fraud case at the Belgian navy. 2007 - The US nuclear submarine USS Newport News collides with the Japanese supertanker Mogamigawa in the Strait of Hormuz. 2015 - The two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack are surrounded and shot dead after entrenching themselves in a print shop in the French commune of Dammartin-en-Goële. Almost simultaneously, a hostage situation in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, in which four hostages had been killed, is brought to an end by the police. A hostage-taker is killed. 2021 - A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 crashes into the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, leaving 62 people on board. 2022 - At least 19 people, including nine children, have been killed in a fire at an apartment complex in New York's The Bronx. Economy 1983 - Greece devalues ​​the drachma by 15.5 percent against the US dollar. Art and culture 1909 - The piano suite Gaspard de la nuit by French composer Maurice Ravel is premiered in Paris by Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes. 2017 - The film Elle by director Paul Verhoeven wins two Golden Globes. La La Land wins seven. Politics 400 - Emperor Arcadius has his wife Aelia elevate Eudoxia to Augusta. 475 Emperor Zeno is overthrown by a coup in Constantinople and succeeded by Basiliscus. 1464 - The very first States General of the Netherlands is convened in the County of Flanders in Bruges. 1788 Connecticut ratifies the Constitution of the United States of America and joins the Union as the 5th state. 1950 - In Colombo, Commonwealth Foreign Ministers meet to lay the groundwork for the Colombo Plan. 2011 - South Sudan opts for independence. Sport 1983 - Twenty people are injured when two bombs explode during the AFC Ajax-FC Den Haag football match at De Meer stadium. 2016 - Official opening of the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, a 59,186 capacity football stadium and home to top French club Olympique Lyon. Science and technology 1643 - Italian astronomer Giovanni Riccioli discovers the 'Ashen Light' on the night side of the planet Venus. 1998 - Cosmologists announce in Science that the universe's rate of expansion is accelerating. 2007 - The first iPhone is presented at Macworld EXPO. 2012 - The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) reports the discovery of Metslawier-zuid, the largest onshore gas field since 1995.


before 1920

1554 - Alessandro Ludovisi, later Pope Gregory XV (died 1623) 1728 - Thomas Warton, English poet and critic (died 1790) 1856 – Anton Aškerc, Slovenian Roman Catholic priest, writer, and poet (died 1912) 1859

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