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Monday 9 January 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • National Cassoulet Day (United States)
  • Non-Resident Indian Day (India)

Events

  • 2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
  • 1996 – First Chechen War: Chechen separatists launch a raid against the helicopter airfield and later a civilian hospital in the city of Kizlyar in the neighboring Dagestan, which turns into a massive hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
  • 1991 – Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
  • 1945 – World War II: The Sixth United States Army begins the invasion of Lingayen Gulf.
  • 1941 – World War II: First flight of the Avro Lancaster.
  • 1923 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
  • 1921 – Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia.
  • 1918 – Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars.
  • 1914 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.
  • 1909 – Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the farthest anyone had ever reached at that time.
  • 1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
  • 1857 – The 7.9 Mw Fort Tejon earthquake shakes Central and Southern California with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent).
  • 1839 – The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
  • 1816 – Sir Humphry Davy tests his safety lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
  • 1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
  • 1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.
  • 1349 – The Jewish population of Basel, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated.
  • 681 – Twelfth Council of Toledo: King Erwig of the Visigoths initiates a council in which he implements diverse measures against the Jews in Spain.

Births

  • 1993 – Marcus Peters, American Football Player Kansas City Chiefs
  • 1990 – Justin Blackmon, American football player
  • 1989 – Michael Beasley, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Katherine Copely, American ice dancer
  • 1978 – AJ McLean, American singer
  • 1978 – Chad Johnson, American football player and actor
  • 1976 – Hayes Carll, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Jay Powell, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Rawson Stovall, American video game producer and author
  • 1971 – Angie Martinez, American rapper, actress, and radio host
  • 1968 – Carl Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1967 – Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1967 – Matt Bevin, American politician, 62nd governor of Kentucky
  • 1965 – Eric Erlandson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1961 – Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1960 – David Peoples, American golfer
  • 1959 – Mark Martin, American race car driver and coach
  • 1959 – Otis Nixon, American baseball player
  • 1955 – J.K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1955 – Michiko Kakutani, American journalist and critic
  • 1952 – Mike Capuano, American lawyer and politician
  • 1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1950 – David Johansen, American musician and actor
  • 1948 – Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1947 – Ronnie Landfield, American painter and educator
  • 1943 – Scott Walker, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1942 – John Dunning, American author
  • 1942 – Judy Malloy, American poet and author
  • 1941 – Joan Baez, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and activist
  • 1941 – Roy Head, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1940 – Al Downing, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1938 – Peter Edelman, American lawyer and educator
  • 1938 – Stuart Woods, American author and critic
  • 1936 – Anne Rivers Siddons, American author
  • 1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman and publisher
  • 1934 – Bart Starr, American football player and coach
  • 1933 – Robert García, American soldier and politician
  • 1931 – Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1928 – Judith Krantz, American novelist
  • 1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1922 – Har Gobind Khorana, Indian-American biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1921 – John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – William Morris Meredith, Jr., American poet and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Alma Ziegler, American baseball player and golfer (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – Vic Mizzy, American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Anita Louise, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentinian-American actor, singer, and director (d. 1982)
  • 1913 – Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)
  • 1909 – Patrick Peyton, Irish-American priest, television personality, and activist (d. 1992)
  • 1907 – Earl W. Renfroe, African American orthodontist, educator, and activist (d. 2000)
  • 1907 – Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)
  • 1902 – Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)
  • 1902 – Rudolf Bing, American impresario and businessman (d. 1997)
  • 1901 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (d. 1973)
  • 1901 – Vilma Bánky, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1900 – Richard Halliburton, American journalist and author (d. 1939)
  • 1893 – Edwin Baker, Canadian soldier and educator, co-founded the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (d. 1968)
  • 1892 – Eva Bowring, American lawyer and politician (d. 1985)
  • 1886 – Lloyd Loar, American sound engineer and instrument designer (d. 1943)
  • 1885 – Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
  • 1879 – John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)
  • 1875 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art collector, founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)
  • 1873 – John Flanagan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1938)
  • 1873 – Thomas Curtis, American sprinter and hurdler (d. 1944)
  • 1870 – Joseph Strauss, American engineer, co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)
  • 1859 – Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)
  • 1854 – Lady Randolph Churchill, American-born wife of Lord Randolph Churchill, mother of Sir Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1839 – John Knowles Paine, American composer and academic (d. 1906)
  • 1822 – Carol Benesch, Czech-Romanian architect, designed the Peleș Castle (d. 1896)
  • 1745 – Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician, 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Bud Paxson, American broadcaster and businessman, founded the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Robert V. Keeley, Lebanese-American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Greece (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Roy Tarpley, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2014 – Amiri Baraka, American poet, playwright, and academic (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Paul du Toit, South African painter and sculptor (b. 1965)
  • 2013 – James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Robert L. Rock, American businessman and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – William G. Roll, German-American psychologist and parapsychologist (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Makinti Napanangka, Australian painter (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Johnny Grant, American radio host and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – W. Cleon Skousen, American author and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2003 – Will McDonough, American journalist (b. 1935)
  • 2001 – Maurice Prather, American photographer and director (b. 1926)
  • 1998 – Imi Lichtenfeld, Slovakian-Israeli martial artist, founded Krav Maga (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Jesse White, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1996 – Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (b. 1923)
  • 1994 – Johnny Temple, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1927)
  • 1992 – Steve Brodie, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1990 – Spud Chandler, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1907)
  • 1989 – Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
  • 1987 – Arthur Lake, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1984 – Bob Dyer, American-Australian radio and television host (b. 1909)
  • 1981 – Kazimierz Serocki, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 1979 – Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect, designed the Tour de la Bourse and Pirelli Tower (b. 1891)
  • 1972 – Ted Shawn, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)
  • 1971 – Elmer Flick, American baseball player and scout (b. 1876)
  • 1961 – Emily Greene Balch, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867)
  • 1946 – Countee Cullen, American poet and playwright (b. 1903)
  • 1939 – Johann Strauss III, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1866)
  • 1936 – John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1931 – Wayne Munn, American football player and wrestler (b. 1896)
  • 1930 – Edward Bok, Dutch-American journalist and author (b. 1863)
  • 1918 – Charles-Émile Reynaud, French scientist and educator, invented the Praxinoscope (b. 1844)
  • 1917 – Luther D. Bradley, American cartoonist (b. 1853)
  • 1911 – Edwin Arthur Jones, American violinist and composer (b. 1853)
  • 1895 – Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American-English businessman (b. 1812)
  • 1876 – Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and activist (b. 1801)
  • 1858 – Anson Jones, American physician and politician; 4th President of the Republic of Texas (b. 1798)
  • 1805 – Noble Wimberly Jones, American physician and politician (b. 1723)
  • 1324 – Marco Polo, Italian merchant and explorer (b. 1254)
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