January 9 ⇒Back
January 9 ⇒Back
1263 - ◆(death) Shinran, founder of the Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Sect of Buddhism. (timeline)
(January 16, 1263 in the Gregorian calendar)
1923 - ◆Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight. (timeline)
The day is the Koki 660th anniversary of the death of Shinran, the founder of the Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Sect of Buddhism in Japan (January 9, 1263).
1923 - ◆Klaipeda Revolt (Lithuania).
Lithuanian residents of the Memel Territory rebel against the League of Nations' decision to leave the area as a mandated region under French control.
1943 - ◆The Nanjing Government declares war on the US and the UK (World War II).
1943 - ◆The Nanjing Government and Japan sign a "Sino-Japanese Joint Declaration".
The declaration includes the common prosecution of the war, as well as agreements for the return to China of the foreign concessions and the abolition of extraterritoriality (World War II).
1963 - ◆The US government announces a nuclear submarine's deployment in Japan. (timeline)
United States Ambassador to Japan Reischauer makes the proposal to the Japanese government.
1963 - ◆A fire starts in the Empire State Building (New York).
The fire apparently starts by sparks on the insulation of the building's cold water pipe. No injuries are reported.
The day is the 700th anniversary of the death of Shinran, founder of the Jodo Shinshu Pure Land Sect of Buddhism (January 9, 1263).
The day is December 14, 1962 in the Japanese calendar and is the 50th birthday of Alfred Lennon, father of English musician John Lennon (December 14, 1912 in the Japanese calendar).
The day is also the 260th anniversary of the revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin (December 14, 1703 in the Japanese calendar).
1968 - ▲(death) "Kokichi Tsuburaya", Japanese athlete.
Tsuburaya is a bronze medalist. He commits suicide in despair of the next 1964 Summer Olympics.