Play God Day
Date When Celebrated: Always January 9th
Our research did not discover any information on the meaning or purpose of this day. What we do know, is that God is good. Therefore, we believe that Play God Day is a day to do something good and extra special.
To mark this day, we suggest that you do something good that will make a difference. Anything that fits this definition is appropriate. You do not have to make it something miraculous. It can be something simple, like visiting someone who is ill, or helping someone in need. Giving God thanks or a prayer is also appropriate for this day.
Origin of Play God Day:
Our research did not discover the origin or the creator of Play God Day.
We found numerous Ecard companies and calendars sites with this special day. But, we did not find a single site with any factual information about this day.
This Day in History January 9th
The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, is rounded up and incinerated. (1349)
Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government. (1431)
Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States. (1788)
Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States. (1793)
British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars. (1799)
Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral. (1806)
The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9. (1857)
Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide. (1858)
American Civil War: The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War". (1861)
Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War. (1861)
American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas. (1863)
American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas. (1880)
New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts. (1894)
Ernest Shackleton, leading the Nimrod Expedition to the South Pole, plants the British flag 97 nautical miles (180 km; 112 mi) from the South Pole, the furthest anyone had ever reached at that time. (1909)
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., the first historically black intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity to be officially recognized at Howard University, is founded. (1914)
Battle of Bear Valley: The last battle of the American Indian Wars. (1918)
World War II: The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines. (1945)
Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive. (1947)
President of Egypt Gamal Abdel Nasser opens construction on the Aswan Dam by detonating ten tons of dynamite to demolish twenty tons of granite on the east bank of the Nile. (1960)
Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians. (1964)
Representatives from the United States and Iraq meet at the Geneva Peace Conference to try to find a peaceful resolution to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. (1991)
An inflatable boat carrying illegal Albanian emigrants stalls near the Karaburun Peninsula while on the way to Brindisi, Italy; exposure to the elements kills 28. (2004)
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone. (2007)
A SeaStreak ferry travelling to lower Manhattan, New York City, crashes into the dock, injuring 85 people. (2013)