Friday 9 January 2015US date format: 1/9/2015, UK date format: 9/1/2015
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 9, 2015). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat).
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Blank Space by Taylor Swift.
Dope, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015
while Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nightwatch.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alone in the Dark: Illumination or Kholat.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 9 January 2015 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
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- The AFC Asian Cup holds the opening ceremony, followed by the first game in Group A between Australia and Kuwait in Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Australia wins the match 4–1. (ABC)
- 2015 AFC Asian Cup: The AFC Asian Cup holds the opening ceremony, followed by the first game in Group A between Australia and Kuwait in Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Australia wins the match 4–1. (ABC)
- The Lovejoy Comet enters its brightest phase to roughly magnitude 4 or 5. (Sydney Morning Herald)
- Stockholm University cuts its ties with the Confucius Institute citing concerns about foreign interference in academic freedom. (South China Morning Post)
- Barack Obama proposes a new program to waive tuition at community colleges in the United States for the first two years. (The New York Times)
- Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to Maithripala Sirisena. (The Guardian)
- Sri Lankan presidential election, 2015: Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to Maithripala Sirisena. (The Guardian)
- A shooting into a car in San Francisco, California, U.S., leaves four men dead. (AP)
- In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, blogger Raif Badawi receives 50 lashes for "insulting Islam". This first punishment is part of a sentence of ten years' imprisonment and 1,000 lashes. He will receive 50 lashes a week for 19 more weeks. (Gulf News) (Guardian)
- At a court in New York City, a US District Judge sentences the radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri to a life sentence for terrorism offences in the United States. (Reuters via ABC News Australia)
- Russia lists transsexual and transgender individuals among those with "personality and behavioural disorders" who will be banned from obtaining driving licenses. (BBC) (The Moscow Times)
- Former Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra appears to face impeachment charges over a failed rice subsidy scheme. (BBC)
- A 193-vehicle pileup along a snowy Interstate 94 highway in Kalamazoo County, Michigan leaves one motorist dead and 20 injured. A fire among the vehicles which includes a chemical tanker and a truck loaded with fireworks further compounds the disaster. The debris and fire closes the expressway for over 14 hours. Exploding fireworks hit rescue workers injuring an additional three. (ABC News) (CNN)
- The People's Republic of China plans to soon permit the online sale of prescription drugs. (Reuters)
- Refugees flee Nigeria's Borno State following the Boko Haram massacre in the town of Baga. 7,300 flee to neighbouring Chad while over 1,000 are trapped on the island of Kangala in Lake Chad. Nigeria's army vows to recapture the town, while Niger and Chad withdraw their forces from a transnational force tasked with combating militants. (UNHCR) (NPR via BBC)
- 2015 Baga massacre: Refugees flee Nigeria's Borno State following the Boko Haram massacre in the town of Baga. 7,300 flee to neighbouring Chad while over 1,000 are trapped on the island of Kangala in Lake Chad. Nigeria's army vows to recapture the town, while Niger and Chad withdraw their forces from a transnational force tasked with combating militants. (UNHCR) (NPR via BBC)
- The concurrent standoff ends with Coulibaly dead as well as four hostages. Four additional hostages and two police officers require hospitalization. Boumeddiene remains at large. (MSNBC)
- The standoff ends with the two brothers dead and the hostage released. (CNBC) (BBC) (CNN)
- The two suspect brothers take a hostage at a sign printing company, Création Tendance Découverte, in the French town of Dammartin-en-Goële. (AAP via SBS): The standoff ends with the two brothers dead and the hostage released. (CNBC) (BBC) (CNN)
Sport Games on 9 January 2015
La Liga Primera DivisionFootball (Spain)
- Levante - La Coruna : 0 - 0
Division 2Football (France)
- Ajaccio - Nimes : 0 - 1
- Angers - Nancy : 3 - 1
- Clermont - Laval : 0 - 0
- Creteil - Auxerre : 2 - 2
Le ChampionnatFootball (France)
- Montpellier - Marseille : 2 - 1
Liga IFootball (Portugal)
- Estoril - Moreirense : 1 - 1
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 2015 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Taylor Swift - Blank Space
- Uptown Funk! - Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
- Hozier - Take Me To Church
- Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin
- Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
- I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
- Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
- Maroon 5 - Animals
- Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
- Jealous - Nick Jonas
Top #10 R&B songs
- I Don't F**k With You - Big Sean Featuring E-40
- Only - Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
- Tuesday - I LOVE MAKONNEN Featuring Drake
- No Type - Rae Sremmurd
- Bobby Shmurda - Hot Boy
- 7/11 - Beyonce
- CoCo - O.T. Genasis
- Beg For It - Iggy Azalea Featuring M0
- Don't Tell 'Em - Jeremih Featuring YG
- Black Widow - Iggy Azalea Featuring Rita Ora
Top #10 Latin songs
- Bailando - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
- Propuesta Indecente - Romeo Santos
- Ay Vamos - J Balvin
- Travesuras - Nicky Jam
- Eres Mia - Romeo Santos
- 6 AM - J Balvin Featuring Farruko
- Odio - Romeo Santos Featuring Drake
- Y Asi Fue - Julion Alvarez y Su Norteno Banda
- Eres Una Nina - Gerardo Ortiz
- No Me Pidas Perdon - Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
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