Historical Events and Current Affairs on January 9

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
1428 :Pope Martinus V declares Jacoba van Beierens marriage invalid
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
1788 :Connecticut becomes 5th state
1792 :Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
1793 :1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Phila
1793 :Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
1793 :Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
1799 :Income Tax introduced in UK
1811 :1st Women's Golf Tournament held
1812 :Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
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 dies
1857 :7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon Calif
1861 :1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC
1861 :Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede
1863 :-Jan 11th] Battle of Arkansas Post, AK (Ft Hindman)
1866 :Fisk University establishes
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
1894 :"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
1894 :Georges Feydeau's "Un ? la Patte," premieres in Paris
1901 :NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
1903 :$18,000 & move it to NYC (Yankees)
1903 :2 NYers buy Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 & moved it to NY
1903 :Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
1903 :Frank Farrell & Bill Devery purchase AL Balt franchise for
1903 :Wind Cave National Park, SD established
1905 :Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops (1/22 NS)
1908 :Frans Schollaert succeeds De Trooz as premier of Belgium
1908 :Muir Woods National Monument, Calif established
1909 :Ernest Shackleton reaches 88?23' south
1912 :US marines invade Honduras
1915 :Exposition (now Civic) Auditorium dedicated, SF
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 H?fle 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 :BG DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru," premieres in NYC
1929 :KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
1933 :Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
1936 :No?l 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 Avro Lancaster military plane
1942 :Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1942 :US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
1943 :Japanese govt 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
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 govt 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)
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 govt 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
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
1962 :US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 :Mao Tse-tung 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 govt 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 :1st trial flight of Concorde
1969 :Concorde jetliner's 1st test flight (Bristol England)
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 :Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
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
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 :Superbowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
1977 :Superbowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minn Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena
1978 :Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
1979 :an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
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
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 :#4690 Strasbourg & #6173 Jimwestphal
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 releases "Nobody Told Me"
1986 :NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
1987 :Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed
1987 :New Nicaraguan constitution takes effect
1987 :Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
1988 :August Wilson's "Piano Lesson," premieres in Boston
1988 :English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
1989 :"Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
1989 :Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
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 :on sexually oriented businesses
1990 :Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning
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
1992 :Asteroid 1992AD discovered 4.8 billion km from Sun
1994 :14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
1995 :Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight
1995 :Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport
1997 :Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital
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



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