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 interesting facts about January 9th in history!
What Happened On January 9 In History?
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.
Michael Jackson accepted the Artist of the Century award in Los Angeles at the American Music Awards.
Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.
During WWI, The Battle of Gallipoli concluded with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces were evacuated from the Peninsula.
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.
The first-ever all-female golf tournament was held.
Income tax was introduced in the UK so that prime minister William Pitt could collect funds to beat Napoleon.
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.
Connecticut became the 5th state to join the United States of America.
France declared war on Spain leading to the War of the Quadruple Alliance that lasted two years.
During the Black Death persecutions, 700 Jews were burned alive in their own homes in Basel, Netherlands.