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    What happened on January 9

    • January 9, 0475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

    • January 9, 1349 "The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing bubonic plague, is rounded up and incinerated."

    • January 9, 1431 "Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government."

    • January 9, 1570 Tsar Ivan the terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod

    • January 9, 1613 "Samuel de Champlain publishes two volumes of his Voyages, outlining his adventures from 1604 to 1612; with maps of Acadia and the St. Lawrence River"

    • January 9, 1666 New France Governor Daniel de Remy de Courcelle 1626-1698 leads a 500-man military campaign against the Mohawks

    • January 9, 1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in Battle of Barari Ghat.

    • January 9, 1768 Philip Astley stages the first modern circus (London).

    • January 9, 1788 Connecticut becomes 5th state

    • January 9, 1792 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy

    • January 9, 1793 Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery

    • January 9, 1793 Jean Pierre Blanchard makes first balloon flight in North America (Philadelphia)

    • January 9, 1799 British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

    • January 9, 1799 Income Tax introduced in UK

    • January 9, 1799 "UK hist Pitt brings in 10% income tax, as a wartime financial measure"

    • January 9, 1806 Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred at St Paul's Cathedral.

    • January 9, 1811 The first Women's Golf Tournament held

    • January 9, 1812 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

    • January 9, 1816 Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for Miners at Hebburn Colliery.

    • January 9, 1822 "The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king Joo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process."

    • January 9, 1839 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

    • January 9, 1839 The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.

    • January 9, 1839 Thomas Henderson measures first stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)

    • January 9, 1847 The first San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)

    • January 9, 1848 People's uprising in Palermo Sicily

    • January 9, 1848 The first commercial bank in San Francisco established

    • January 9, 1854 Astor Library opens in New York City NY

    • January 9, 1855 "The clipper ship Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 dies"

    • January 9, 1857 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon CA

    • January 9, 1857 "The Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9."

    • January 9, 1858 "Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide."

    • January 9, 1861 Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede

    • January 9, 1861 "The first hostile act of Civil War; Star of the West fired on, Sumter SC"

    • January 9, 1862 "In Halifax, Nova Scotia the Grenadier Guards land to garrison the Citadel Fort"

    • January 9, 1863 The first section of the London Underground Railway opens -- between Paddington and Farringdon Street.

    • January 9, 1866 Fisk University establishes

    • January 9, 1878 Umberto I becomes King of Italy.

    • January 9, 1879 Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Fort Robinson

    • January 9, 1879 Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas

    • January 9, 1880 6' (1.8 meters) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days

    • January 9, 1880 The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.

    • January 9, 1882 "Oscar Wilde gives his first lecture on ""The English Renaissance of Art"" in New York."

    • January 9, 1889 Near Queenston Ontario the Niagara Suspension Bridge collapses during a winter storm

    • January 9, 1894 """Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze"" released in movie theaters"

    • January 9, 1894 "New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts."

    • January 9, 1899 Manitobans suffer record low temperature of -52.8 Celsius (-63 F)0

    • January 9, 1900 "S.S. Lazio is founded in Rome, Italy."

    • January 9, 1901 New South Wales (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605

    • January 9, 1903 "Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia."

    • January 9, 1903 "Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota established"

    • January 9, 1905 "According to the Julian Calendar which was used at the time, Russian workers stage a march on the Winter Palace that ends in the massacre by Tsarist troops known as Bloody Sunday, setting off the Russian Revolution of 1905."

    • January 9, 1905 Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops

    • January 9, 1908 Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium

    • January 9, 1908 "Muir Woods National Monument, California established"

    • January 9, 1909 Ernest Shackleton reaches 8823' south

    • January 9, 1911 "Toronto born Mary Pickford (Gladys Smith) appears in her first IMP film, Their First Misunderstanding."

    • January 9, 1912 US marines invade Honduras

    • January 9, 1914 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was founded on the campus of Howard University.

    • January 9, 1916 "The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of anakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated."

    • January 9, 1922 Rotterdam metal strike ends

    • January 9, 1923 "Juan de la Cierva makes first autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain"

    • January 9, 1925 German Postal Minister A Hfle resigns due to corruption

    • January 9, 1927 "Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died"

    • January 9, 1927 "Small fire breaks out in the Laurier Palace movie theatre in Montreal Quebec, firemen arrive within 2 minutes and put out the blaze in 10 minutes, but the children panic to escape; 12 are crushed to death and 64 are asphyxiated at the bases of stairways"

    • January 9, 1933 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction

    • January 9, 1935 "Bob Denver actor Gillis, Gilligan?s Island was born"

    • January 9, 1936 "Nol Coward's ""Astonished Heart,"" premieres in London"

    • January 9, 1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army

    • January 9, 1937 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians

    • January 9, 1937 Judith Krantz author: Scruples was born

    • January 9, 1937 The first issue of Look magazine appears on news stands today.

    • January 9, 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium

    • January 9, 1940 The Australian Comforts Fund (ACF) is set up again to raise money for comfort parcels for dispatch to service personnel in Australia and overseas

    • January 9, 1941 "6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania"

    • January 9, 1941 First flight of the Avro Lancaster.

    • January 9, 1941 Joan Baez singer: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down; political activist was born

    • January 9, 1941 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane

    • January 9, 1941 World War II: The Greek Triton (S.112) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.

    • January 9, 1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

    • January 9, 1942 US Joint Chiefs of Staff created

    • January 9, 1943 Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

    • January 9, 1945 The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.

    • January 9, 1945 "U.S. forces land on Luzon, Phillipines."

    • January 9, 1945 US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invade Philippines

    • January 9, 1947 "Elizabeth ""Betty"" Short, the Black Dahlia last seen alive."

    • January 9, 1951 "Life After Tomorrow, first film to receive an ""X"" rating, premieres"

    • January 9, 1951 United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.

    • January 9, 1952 Belgian Pholien government resigns

    • January 9, 1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

    • January 9, 1953 "Korean ferryboat ""Chang Tyong-Ho"" sank off Pusan killing 249"

    • January 9, 1954 "-87F (-66C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)"

    • January 9, 1954 "Bert Olmstead, Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game"

    • January 9, 1956 "Abigail Van Buren's ""Dear Abby"" column first appears in newspapers"

    • January 9, 1956 Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan

    • January 9, 1957 British prime minister Anthony Eden resigns.

    • January 9, 1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR

    • January 9, 1957 "Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper ""Truth"""

    • January 9, 1957 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR

    • January 9, 1959 """Rawhide"" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV"

    • January 9, 1959 "Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die"

    • January 9, 1960 "Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins"

    • January 9, 1963 "Mao Tse-tung writes his poem ""Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"""

    • January 9, 1964 21 Panamanians and three U.S. soldiers die when anti-US rioting erupts in the Panama Canal Zone.

    • January 9, 1964 Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panama Canal Zone

    • January 9, 1964 "Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the US-controlled Panama Canal Zone,leading to fighting between US military and Panamanian civilians."

    • January 9, 1965 """Beatles' '65"" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks"

    • January 9, 1965 Near Hope BC a mountain avalanche kills 4 drivers on highway near Hope.

    • January 9, 1966 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism

    • January 9, 1967 Georgia legislature seats Representative Julian Bond

    • January 9, 1968 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon

    • January 9, 1968 The first and last time to date snow fell in Mexico City along with days 10 and 11.

    • January 9, 1968 The U.S. unmanned space probe Surveyor Seven lands on the lunar surface.

    • January 9, 1969 Concorde jetliner's first test flight (Bristol England)

    • January 9, 1970 Constitution of Singapore enacted

    • January 9, 1971 Number one hit on UK music charts - Clive Dunn - Grandad

    • January 9, 1972 "Billionaire Howard Hughes speaks to reporters by phone, stating that a biography of him by author Clifford Irving is phony."

    • January 9, 1972 Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire while at anchor in Hong Kong

    • January 9, 1972 "RMS Queen Elizabeth is destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong."

    • January 9, 1973 Heather Berson is born in California

    • January 9, 1973 "Luna 21 launched, to Moon"

    • January 9, 1975 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike

    • January 9, 1975 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes

    • January 9, 1976 "CW McCall CB song ""Convoy"" hit #1 on the country music charts"

    • January 9, 1976 "Ringo releases ""Oh My My"" in UK"

    • January 9, 1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established

    • January 9, 1979 "K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's ""Let's Get Small"" for being in ""bad taste"""

    • January 9, 1979 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses

    • January 9, 1980 "63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia"

    • January 9, 1980 Saudi Arabia executes 63 people for their part in a raid on Mecca's Grand Mosque the previous November.

    • January 9, 1981 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal

    • January 9, 1982 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; first since 1855

    • January 9, 1982 Three moderate earthquakes measuring 5.5 to 4.9 on the Richter scale shake New Brunswick and New England

    • January 9, 1983 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits the Falkland Islands

    • January 9, 1984 """TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes"" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)"

    • January 9, 1984 """WHERE?S THE BEEF?"" Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers this day in the famous and successful commercial campaign for Wendy?s fast-food chain"

    • January 9, 1984 EAA moves operations to Oshkosh

    • January 9, 1984 UK hist FTSE index exceeded 800

    • January 9, 1985 Calgary Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out

    • January 9, 1985 The Calgary Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out

    • January 9, 1986 "After 10 years of sales (and a lawsuit from rival Polaroid), Kodak discontinues its line of instant cameras."

    • January 9, 1986 "After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves the instant camera business."

    • January 9, 1987 "Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed"

    • January 9, 1987 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect

    • January 9, 1987 Sir Rudolf Bing (of New York Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass

    • January 9, 1988 English Earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli

    • January 9, 1989 """Pat Sajak Show"" premieres on CBS"

    • January 9, 1989 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    • January 9, 1990 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit

    • January 9, 1990 "The space shuttle Columbia leaves earth on a ten-day mission to, among other things, retrieve a drifting satellite."

    • January 9, 1991 Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse the gulf crisis

    • January 9, 1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

    • January 9, 1991 The Soviets storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence.

    • January 9, 1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 points)

    • January 9, 1995 British comedian Peter Cook dies in London at age 57.

    • January 9, 1995 Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight

    • January 9, 1995 Worker accidentally cuts electrical wires at Newark Airport

    • January 9, 1997 "A Comair Embraer 120 crashes during approach into Detroit Metro Airport, killing 29 people."

    • January 9, 1997 "Former Toronto Argonauts and LA Kings owner Bruce McNall sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison and ordered to repay $5 million for bank fraud"

    • January 9, 1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

    • January 9, 1997 Twenty-nine people are killed when a Comair commuter plane crashes 18 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

    • January 9, 1998 Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title

    • January 9, 1998 Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes

    • January 9, 1998 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned

    • January 9, 1998 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever

    • January 9, 1998 Over 100 teams of linemen arrive from Detroit and other parts of the US to help clean up after the ice storm; 1.3 million homes still without electricity in Quebec and Eastern Ontario

    • January 9, 2001 "Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, was launched."

    • January 9, 2003 "Air Midwest Flight 5481 crashes into hangar on take off in Charlotte, NC. All 19 passengers and 2 crew dead."

    • January 9, 2005 Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.

    • January 9, 2005 "The signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, commonly known as the Naivasha Agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement rebel group in Naivasha, Kenya"

    • January 9, 2006 The first The Howard Stern Show via Sirius Satellite Radio is broadcast.

    • January 9, 2006 The Phantom of the Opera surpasses the record set by Cats for the title of longest running show on Broadway.

    • January 9, 2007 "An AerianTur-M Antonov An-26 crashes in Balad, Iraq. The Islamic Army in Iraq claims to have shot it down."

    • January 9, 2007 "Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone at Macworld San Francisco, also announcing the renaming of 'Apple Computer Inc.' to 'Apple Inc.'"

    • January 9, 2008 US President Bush arrived in Israel today.







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