On This Day

What Happened on January 9

Important 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

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Jan 9 in Sport

  • 1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball

Did You Know?

First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England

On January 9, 1969

Would You Believe?

Philip Astley stages the world's 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

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