What Happened on January 9

Significant 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
  • 2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone
More Historical Events

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
  • 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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