What Happened on January 9

Historical Events

  • 1431 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 1839 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)
  • 1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
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Did You Know?

Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.

On January 9, 1768

Famous Weddings

  • 1428 Pope Martinus V declares Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut's marriage to Humphrey Duke of Gloucester invalid
  • 1987 Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 1988 English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
  • 2005 "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2007 "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California
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