Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2021. There are 356 days left in the year.

On this date

• In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

• In 2009, the Illinois House voted, 114-1, to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (The Illinois Senate unanimously voted to remove Blagojevich from office 20 days later.)

• In 2015, French security forces shot and killed two al-Qaida-linked brothers suspected of carrying the rampage at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that had claimed 12 lives, the same day a gunman killed four people at a Paris kosher grocery store before being killed by police.

• In 2020, Chinese state media said a preliminary probe into recent cases of viral pneumonia had identified the probable cause as a new type of coronavirus.

Today’s Birthdays

Actor K. Callan is 85. Folk singer Joan Baez is 80. Rock musician Jimmy Page is 77. Actor John Doman is 76. Singer David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) is 71. Singer Crystal Gayle is 70. Actor J.K. Simmons is 66. Actor Imelda Staunton is 65. Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchú is 62. Rock musician Eric Erlandson is 58. Actor Joely Richardson is 56. Rock musician Carl Bell (Fuel) is 54. Actor David Costabile is 54. Rock singer Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth) is 54. Rock singer-musician Dave Matthews is 54. Actor-director Joey Lauren Adams is 53. Comedian/actor Deon Cole is 50. Actor Angela Bettis is 48. Actor Omari Hardwick is 47. Roots singer-songwriter Hayes Carll is 45. Singer A.J. McLean (Backstreet Boys) is 43. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is 39. Pop-rock musician Drew Brown (OneRepublic) is 37. Rock-soul singer Paolo Nutini is 34. Actor Nina Dobrev is 32. Actor Basil Eidenbenz is 28. Actor Kerris Dorsey is 23. Actor Tyree Brown is 17.

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