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January 9, 1839 in History

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Events in History


Famous PhotoFirst Photograph of a Person

Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

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In the bottom left corner a man can be seen having his shoes shined on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris
In the bottom left corner a man can be seen having his shoes shined on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris
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  • Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)