Historical Events on January 9

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  • 475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.
  • 1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King
  • 1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned king of France
  • 1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses

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

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands

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1493 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
  • 1558 Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland

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1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1718 France declares war on Spain
  • 1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 1768 Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
  • 1788 Connecticut becomes 5th state to ratify the US constitution
  • 1792 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
  • 1793 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard
  • 1793 Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery

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1799 British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1806 Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • 1811 1st Women's Golf Tournament held

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1812 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

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1834 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1839 Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 1839 Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)
  • 1847 1st SF newspaper published (California Star)
  • 1848 1st commercial bank in SF established
  • 1848 People's uprising in Palermo, Sicily
  • 1854 Astor Library opens in NYC
  • 1855 Clipper "Guiding Star" disappears in Atlantic, 480 dead
  • 1857 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon, California
  • 1858 Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
  • 1861 A Union merchant ship, the Star of the West, is fired upon as it tries to deliver supplies to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
  • 1861 Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe arrives at Victoria Docks, London, England aboard the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1863 -Jan 11th] Battle of Arkansas Post, AR (Ft Hindman)
  • 1866 Fisk University opens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1878 Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
  • 1879 Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Ft Robinson
  • 1879 Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas
  • 1880 6' (1.83 metres) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
  • 1880 The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
  • 1894 "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
  • 1894 Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte" premieres in Paris
  • 1894 New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • 1901 NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • 1903 2 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 & moved it to NY
  • 1903 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • 1903 Wind Cave National Park, SD established
  • 1903 Frank Farrell & Bill Devery purchase AL Balt franchise for $18,000 & move it to NYC (Yankees)
  • 1908 Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
  • 1908 Muir Woods National Monument, California, established

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1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • 1912 US Marines send troops to Honduras
  • 1915 Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
  • 1916 The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
  • 1917 World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1922 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 1922 Rotterdam metal strike ends
  • 1923 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro flight, Spain
  • 1925 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • 1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch' Octet opus 11, premieres in Moscow
  • 1927 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • 1928 Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • 1929 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 1933 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • 1936 Noel Coward's "Astonished Heart" premieres in London
  • 1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
  • 1937 Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
  • 1937 Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in NYC
  • 1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
  • 1940 J Thurber & E Nugent's "Male Animal" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1941 Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1942 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1942 US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
  • 1943 Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

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1945 US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1947 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 1947 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in SF

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1947 Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1948 Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
  • 1951 "Life After Tomorrow", 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
  • 1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 1952 Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • 1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title

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1952 Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • 1953 Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
  • 1954 -87°F (-66°C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
  • 1954 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • 1954 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
  • 1956 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
  • 1956 Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
  • 1957 British premier Anthony Eden resigns
  • 1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
  • 1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
  • 1957 Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
  • 1957 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR

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1958 In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

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1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
  • 1959 Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die
  • 1959 Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis, to become NWA champ
  • 1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
  • 1961 Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St Paul territory
  • 1962 Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • 1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1963 Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1964 Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
  • 1965 Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • 1966 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
  • 1967 Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond
  • 1967 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • 1968 1st ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana
  • 1968 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on Moon
  • 1969 First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England
  • 1969 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US

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1969 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1970 Constitution of Singapore enacted
  • 1971 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
  • 1972 Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
  • 1972 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 1972 Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour
  • 1972 British coal miners begin a national strike, the first for half a century
  • 1973 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • 1975 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • 1975 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes

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1976 Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1976 C. W. McCall CB song "Convoy" hits #1 on the country music charts
  • 1976 Ringo releases "Oh My My" in UK
  • 1977 "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 1977 Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1977 65th Women's Australian Open: Kerry Melville Reid beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (7-5, 6-2)
  • 1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
  • 1979 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
  • 1979 High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws

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

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1979 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses

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1979 Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 1980 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 1981 Francisco Balsamao elected President of Portugal
  • 1982 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
  • 1982 Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game

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1983 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 1984 "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)
  • 1984 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • 1984 EAA moves operations to Oshkosh
  • 1984 John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously
  • 1984 Rock band Van Halen release their most successful album "1984"
  • 1985 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 1986 NY Islanders repeat their greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1986 After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
  • 1987 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
  • 1987 New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
  • 1988 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" premieres in Boston
  • 1988 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 1989 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1989 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 1990 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • 1990 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • 1990 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1990 US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
  • 1991 Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1991 Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
  • 1992 Alison Halford, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (Britain's most senior policewoman) is suspended after allegations of misconduct
  • 1993 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
  • 1994 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
  • 1994 Gunda Niemann skates world record (167.282 pts)
  • 1994 Rintje Ritsma skates world record (156.201 points)
  • 1995 Ecuador & Peru involved in boundary fight
  • 1995 Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
  • 1996 First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC

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1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1997 After 5 days missing, Tony Bullimore rescued alive after his boat capsized in Southern Ocean
  • 1998 Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
  • 1998 Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins
  • 1998 Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
  • 1998 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
  • 1998 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2000 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey

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2000 Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 2001 ABC-TV deputs "The Mole" for the first time
  • 2001 Shenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.
  • 2001 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

  • 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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2005 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)

  • 2006 11th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Brokeback Mountain wins Best Film

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2007 Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 2007 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)

Sport awardFootball Awards

2012 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2012 14th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 LSU, 21-0
  • 2014 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan