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.
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 fun & interesting facts about January 9th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 9 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The European Union’s climate service declared that 2023 was the hottest year on record.
The 79th Annual Golden Globes awards occurred privately, and results were shared on the Golden Globes social media.
Five minutes after take-off, Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashed north of Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 62 passengers.
Steve Jobs announced Apple’s very first smartphone, the iPhone 1.
Steve Jobs said he aimed to “reinvent the phone.” And that he did.
NASA’s Columbia Space Shuttle launched from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-32.
STS-32, the ninth mission flown by the Columbia Space Shuttle, was the longest shuttle mission to date, lasting an impressive eleven days. The mission had two primary objectives; to launch the Leasat 5 military communications satellite and retrieve a bus-sized space lab called the Long Duration Exposure Facility. The shuttle also ferried an IMAX camera into orbit, with the footage taken making it into the 1990 film Blue Planet.
If today is your birthday, you have this in common with Brent Rivera. Find out more about what famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, January 9th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Bob Saget was an American comedian born on May 17, 1956. He died on this day in 2022, at age 65 in Orange County, Florida, USA.
Jan 9, 2022 (Age 65)
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Static Electricity Day
If you used to shuffle around on carpeted floors wearing socks just to zap people, then Static Electricity Day is your day! Try and find a way to experiment with static electricity today; you might find that it’s shockingly good fun.
National Apricot Day
Some fruits like apples, bananas & strawberries get all the attention, but today isn’t about the usual suspects. Today is National Apricot Day, a day to give the attention this fruit deserves. Let’s just forget they ripen in summer – there’s always dried apricots!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Lawyers and judges in the UK still wear powdered wigs. It is seen as a formality.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on this day share the Capricorn star sign.
Capricorn is represented by the sea goat and is the tenth sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between December 22 and January 19 falls into this astrological sign.
If your birthday is in January, your birthstone is the Garnet. Garnet comes from the Latin word Garanatus, meaning seeds or seed-representing.
For those of you who were born on January 9th, you were likely conceived the previous year on April 18th.
The due date for babies conceived on January 9, 2023, is around October 2, 2023.