January 9 is the ninth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 356 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
+ 1914 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded.
+ 2007 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces the original iPhone at a Macworld keynote in San Francisco.
( Births )
+ 1913 – Richard Nixon, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
+ 1934 – Bart Starr, American football player and coach
+ 1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
+ 1940 – Al Downing, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2005)
+ 1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer-songwriter and producer
+ 1967 – Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor