Historical Events on 9th January

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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
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
1957 - Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR
NBA Player Oscar RobertsonNBA Player Oscar Robertson 1958 - In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54
1959 - "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV
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
Actor and Director Clint EastwoodActor and Director Clint Eastwood 1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
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
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong 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
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
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier 1976 - Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot
1976 - CW McCall CB song "Convoy" hit #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
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
1979 - K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
1979 - Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
Ice Hockey Legend Bobby OrrIce Hockey Legend Bobby Orr 1979 - Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
1980 - 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
1981 - Francisco Balsamao elected pres 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
1983 - British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
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
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1985 - Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
1986 - NY Islanders 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
1989 - Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
MLB Catcher Johnny BenchMLB Catcher Johnny Bench 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 - 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
1991 - Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
1991 - Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1992 - Alison Halford, 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 involve in boundary fight
1995 - Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
1996 - First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
1997 - Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
1997 - After 5 days missing, Tony Bullimore rescued alive after his boat capsized in Southern Ocean
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra 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
2000 - 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)
2000 - Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan MarinoHall 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.
2002 - Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards
2002 - 29th American Music Award: 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.
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 2005 - Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.
2005 - 31st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)
2007 - Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.
2007 - 33rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)
2012 - Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year
2014 - 5 people are killed in a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, Yokkaichi, Japan
Football Star Lionel MessiFootball Star Lionel Messi 2014 - Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year
2014 - Taliban suicide car bomb assassinates senior police officer Chaudhry Aslam and kills three others in Pakistan, Pakistan

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