2021 January

January 9: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 9

January 9th is a special day, as it’s the day we celebrate Apricot Day as well as Static Electricity Day.

Today is the ninth day of the Gregorian calendar and the month is now well on the way.

People who were born on this day share the Capricorn star sign.

Hold on tight as January 9 was certainly a rocky and diverse day that truly changed the future. From technological advances to equal rights in sports this day has it all.

Did you know that on this day in 1811, the first ever all female golf tournament was held at Musselburgh, Scotland? None of the players’ names were recorded.

Keep reading for more facts about January 9th in history!

What Happened On January 9 In History?

2007

Steve Jobs announced Apple’s very first smartphone, the iPhone 1.

Steve Jobs said his aim was to "reinvent the phone." And that he did.
Source EDN.com
2002

Michael Jackson accepted the Artist of the Century award in Los Angeles at the American Music Awards.

2001

Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Source Apple
1916

During WWI, The Battle of Gallipoli concluded with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces were evacuated from the Peninsula.

1839

The French Academy of Science announced the first ever photograph.

OTD in 1839: The French Academy of Science announced the first ever photograph.
The photo was taken by Louis-Jacques-Mandé in 1938 and shows a busy street in Paris, France.
1811

The first-ever all-female golf tournament was held.

Source Tumblr
1799

Income tax was introduced in the UK so that prime minister William Pitt could collect funds to beat Napoleon.

1793

Jean Pierre Blanchard flew the first hot air balloon in the US.

Blanchard had already exhibited his hot air balloon around Europe before making his debut flight in the US. On this day he ascended from Washington Prison Yard, Philadelphia and landed in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
1788

Connecticut became the 5th state to join the United States of America.

1718

France declared war on Spain leading to the War of the Quadruple Alliance that lasted two years.

OTD in 1718: France declared war on Spain leading to the War of the Quadruple Alliance that lasted two years.
1349

During the Black Death persecutions, 700 Jews were burned alive in their own homes in Basel, Netherlands.

Did you know that on this day, January 9th 1811, the first ever all female golf tournament was held at Musselburgh, Scotland?