Friday, the 9th of January, 2015 is the 9th day in 2015 and in the 2nd calendar week.
General Events:
Play God Day 2015
January 9, 2015 in the World
Play God Day is observed on January 09, 2015. The day encourages you to do something nice for someone to make someones day better and brighter. On this day you don’t have to perform miracles, it is enough to do something simple. There are many names for God, and different names are attached to different cultural ideas about who God is and what attributes possessed.
The purpose of Play God Day is to perform some kind act for another person, or just generally contribute to the well-being of the world as a whole. There are many ways to go about this, if you’re so inclined.
However far you take your observation of Play God Day, the consideration of what you might change in this world of ours is interesting at the very least, and maybe even eye-opening. You may not be god, but you certainly have the power to make the world a better place.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Martyrs’ Day in Panama
January 9, 2015 in Panama
Martyrs’ Day in Panama is observed on January 09, 2015. Martyrs’ Day is a Panamanian holiday which commemorates the January 9, 1964 riots over sovereignty of the Panama Canal Zone. The riot started after a Panamanian flag was torn during conflict between Panamanian students and Canal Zone Police officers, over the right of the Panamanian flag to be flown alongside the U.S. flag. U.S. Army units became involved in suppressing the violence after Canal Zone police were overwhelmed, and after three days of fighting, about 21 Panamanians and four U.S. soldiers were killed. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the U.S. decision to transfer control of the Canal Zone to Panama through the 1977 Torrijos–Carter Treaties.
Where is Martyrs’ Day in Panama?
Nationwide Panama
Balloon Ascension Day
January 9, 2015 in the World/USA
Balloon Ascension Day takes place each year on January 9 and is an international day to celebrate balloons of all kinds. The date was designated Balloon Ascension Day, after Jean Pierre Blanchard became the first man to successfully ascend in a balloon on the North American Continent. The original Balloon Ascension Day happened on Jan 9, 1793, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Blanchard landing in Woodbury, New Jersey. This event helped to spread the fascination of ballooning.
At the time of it’s inception, Balloon Ascension Day was only meant for the large, hydrogen-filled, silk balloons of the time but it has since expanded to include all kinds of balloons. The day is now for the recognition of all balloons, from small, helium-filled party balloons, to the massive, hot air balloons that have become commercially successful in modern times
Blanchard made history and created the basis for Balloon Ascension day. Ballooning may have lost popularity and prestige as the most advanced man-made flying machine, Balloon Ascension Day promises to keep Blanchard’s important achievement in memory and serves to recognize the wonder and simplicity of flight through ballooning.
Where is Balloon Ascension Day?
Worldwide
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
January 9, 2015 in the USA
On January 9th, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. and partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).
Each day 780,000 police officers across our country put a badge on and go to work knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations. On average, between 105 and 203 officers die in the line of duty each year, 50,000 officers are assaulted in the line of duty each year, 14,000 officers are injured in the line of duty each year, and over 300 officers commit suicide each year. There is no other profession in the world, except possibly the military, where you will find these kinds of statistics.
Law enforcement officers play such an integral part in our society. Without law enforcement officers, chaos would reign. Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were in trouble – a car accident, a home invasion, an assault – and you did not have someone to call for help?  No matter how much abuse law enforcement takes, they continue to do their job, and do it well. They are the guardians of our way of life and they deserve our support.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Apricot Day
January 9, 2015 in the USA
Celebrate National Apricot Day! Did you know that the word “apricot” means “precious” in Latin? Apricots ripen earlier than most summer fruits, making them a precious commodity every spring.
The apricot tree emerged in China more than 4,000 years ago and eventually made its way across Asia to the Mediterranean. Centuries later, Spanish explorers introduced the apricot to the New World and planted the trees all over the west coast. Today, farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley produce 95% of the apricots grown in the United States.
Whether you prefer them fresh, broiled, grilled, or poached, enjoy an apricot today in honor of the occasion! Happy National Apricot Day!
Where is National Apricot Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 9th January:
1431 – Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
1558 – Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
1570 – Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod
1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
1793 – 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard
1799 – British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
1848 – People’s uprising in Palermo Sicily
1879 – Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson
1880 – The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
1912 – US Marines invade Honduras
1916 – The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
1960 – Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
1964 – Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
1970 – Constitution of Singapore enacted
1982 – 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
1987 – Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed