This Day in History for 9th January

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 198

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
1431 - Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
1464 - 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
1493 - 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)
1522 - Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
1558 - Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
1570 - Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
1718 - France declares war on Spain
1760 - Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
Russian Tsar Ivan the TerribleRussian Tsar Ivan the Terrible 1768 - Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th state
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
1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
1806 - Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
1811 - 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
1812 - Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1834 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia
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 Calif
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 establishes
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' (1.8 meters) 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
1909 - Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)
1912 - US marines invade 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 (helicopter) 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
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis 1942 - Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 - US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
1943 - Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
1945 - US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
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
1947 - Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.
Murder victim Elizabeth ShortMurder 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
1952 - Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty
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)
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1954 - Bert Olmstead, Mont 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 234

1554 - Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], pope (1621-23)
1571 - Karel Bonaventura Buquoy, French soldier (d. 1621)
1574 - Christoph Buel, composer
1620 - Johann Weichmann, composer
1624 - Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
1695 - John E Loovens, lawyer
1699 - Robert J Pothier, French lawyer
1728 - Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)
1745 - Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
1748 - Stefan Paluselli, composer
1773 - Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
1790 - Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet (Lycksalighetens)
1803 - Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) died in 1888
1811 - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
1815 - William Jackson, composer
1816 - John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) died in 1889
1819 - James Francis, Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
1820 - Pavel Krizkovsky, composer
1822 - John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901
1829 - Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)
1829 - Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
1832 - Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname
1832 - Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
1839 - John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer
1843 - Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
1848 - Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
1849 - John Hartley, English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
1851 - Giuseppi Gallignani, composer
1854 - Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
1856 - Anton Askerc, Slavic priest/poet (Primoz Trubar)
1856 - Lizette Woodworth Reese, US poet (Branch of May, Tears)
1856 - Stevan Mokranjac, composer
1857 - Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
1859 - Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)
1859 - Frederik Pijper, Dutch vicar/church historian (The Monasteries)
1864 - Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
1866 - Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher
1867 - Jacques Urlus, Dutch tenor (Opera of Leipzig, Song of the Earth)
1868 - S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist (d. 1939)
1870 - Joseph B Strauss, civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
1871 - Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
1873 - Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Hebrew poet (d. 1934)
1875 - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)
1876 - Hans Bethge, writer
1878 - John Broadus Watson, Travelers Rest South Carolina, American Psychologist (behaviorism approach)
1881 - Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)
1881 - Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic (Revaluations)
1881 - Edouard Beaupré, horse lifter (d. 1904)
1890 - Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
1890 - Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
1891 - August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)
1892 - Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
1894 - Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
1896 - Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
1897 - Luis Gianneo, composer
1897 - Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973)
1898 - Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
1898 - Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
1898 - Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
1900 - Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
1900 - Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
1901 - Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
1902 - Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1903 - Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
Author Simone de BeauvoirAuthor Simone de Beauvoir (1908) 1908 - Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)
1909 - Herva Nelli, soprano
1910 - Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
1911 - Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, professor of occupational health
1911 - Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
1912 - Ralph Tubbs, architect
1913 - Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
1913 - Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist
1913 - Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)
1914 - Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
1914 - Gypsy Rose Lee, [Rose Hovick], Seattle, burlesque actress (Gypsy)
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon (1913) 1914 - Kenny [Klook] Clarke, Pittsburgh, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop)
1915 - Anita Louise, NYC, actress (My Friend Flicka)
1915 - Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")
1916 - Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
1916 - Vic Mizzy, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show)
1916 - Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
1917 - Herbert Lom, Czech, actor (Pink Panther Strikes Again, Dorian Gray)
1920 - Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
1920 - Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
1920 - Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
1921 - Seymour Barab, composer
1921 - Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
1922 - Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
1922 - Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
1924 - Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
1925 - Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
1925 - Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
1926 - Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
1928 - Domenico Modugno, Italy, rocker (Polignano A Mare)
1928 - Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
1928 - Judith Krantz, NYC, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)
1929 - Heiner Muller, dramatist
1929 - Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
1929 - Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
1931 - Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

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
2009 - High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
2010 - Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 131

1150 - Emperor Xizong of Jin was murdered by Prince Hailing of Jin in a Coup d'état.
1282 - Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd Hakam al Qurashi, ruler of Minorca (b. 1204)
1283 - Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)
1499 - Johan Cicero, elector of (Brandenburg, 1486-99), dies at 43
1514 - Anna, Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)
1543 - Guillaume du Bellay, French diplomat and general (b. 1491)
1562 - Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
1571 - Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon, French naval officer (b. 1510)
1598 - Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
1677 - Aernout "Aert" van der Neer, cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
1679 - Werner Fabricius, composer, dies at 45
1757 - Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
1757 - Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
1766 - Thomas Birch, British historian (b. 1705)
1798 - Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79
1799 - Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian scientist (b. 1718)
1800 - Jean Étienne Championnet, French general (b. 1762)
1805 - Noble Wimberly Jones, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
1828 - Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83
1843 - Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany
1843 - William Hedley, British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
1848 - Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (b. 1750)
1849 - Jan Kops, Dutch agriculturist/vicar, dies at 83
1853 - Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos de Mayo), dies at 75
1854 - Filippo Traetta, [Philip Trajetta], Ital composer, dies at 77
1858 - Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)
1863 - Ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71
1873 - Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
1876 - Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801)
1877 - Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)
King of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel IIKing of Sardinia and Italy Victor Emmanuel II (1878) 1878 - Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57
1879 - Don Joaquin BF Espartero, fieldmarshall/viceroy of Navarra, dies at 86
1886 - Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer, dies at 73
1893 - Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten
1895 - Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American watch manufacturer (b. 1812)
1901 - Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
1902 - Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
1904 - Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
1908 - Abraham Goldfaden, US Yiddish stage performer (Shulamis), dies at 67
1908 - Wilhelm Busch, writer, dies
1911 - Edwin Arthur Jones, composer, dies at 57
1911 - Edvard Rusjan, Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)
1918 - Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
Short story writer Katherine MansfieldShort story writer Katherine Mansfield (1923) 1923 - Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (Dove's Nest), dies of tuberculosis at 34
1927 - Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71
1929 - Heiner Muller, writer, dies
1930 - Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
1931 - Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies
1931 - Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896)
1936 - John Gilbert, actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40
1939 - Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72
1941 - Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
1943 - Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
1945 - Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1890)
1946 - Countee Cullen, US poet (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
1946 - Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)
1947 - Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
1947 - Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
1949 - Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75
1953 - Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
1957 - Mary Carr Moore, composer, dies at 83
1958 - Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
1958 - Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89
1959 - Paul Malengreau, composer, dies at 71
1960 - Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
1961 - Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1962 - LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
1964 - Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
1966 - Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68
1966 - Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79
1968 - Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide
1968 - Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
1969 - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
1971 - Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
1971 - Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
1972 - Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
1975 - John Slater, actor (Deadlock, 3 on a Spree), dies at 58
1975 - Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
1975 - Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
1977 - Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71
1977 - Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
1978 - Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies
1979 - Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
1979 - Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
1979 - Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (b. 1891)
1981 - Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58
1982 - Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55
1984 - Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
1985 - Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
1985 - Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
1987 - Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
1987 - Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
1989 - Bill Terry, baseball player (b. 1898)
1990 - Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
1990 - Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
1992 - Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
1992 - William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
1993 - Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
1993 - Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
1993 - Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)

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