On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1839

Historical Events

  • Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)

Famous Birthdays

  • John Knowles Paine, American composer (Symphony No. 2 - In Spring), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1906)
1839 Highlights

About January 9, 1839

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 183 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn