January 9th Events

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January 9th, 2007 (January 09 2007)EventApple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.Steve Jobs Quotes
January 9th, 2005 (January 09 2005)EventThe 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.
January 9th, 2005 (January 09 2005)EventElections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.Yasser Arafat Quotes
January 9th, 2001 (January 09 2001)EventShenzhou 2, an unmanned Chinese spacecraft, is launched.
January 9th, 1997 (January 09 1997)EventA Comair Embraer EMB 120 crashes during approach into Detroit Metro Airport, killing 29 people.
January 9th, 1991 (January 09 1991)EventThe Soviets storm Vilnius to stop Lithuanian independence.
January 9th, 1986 (January 09 1986)EventAfter losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
January 9th, 1972 (January 09 1972)EventThe RMS Queen Elizabeth is destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.
January 9th, 1968 (January 09 1968)EventThe only known snowfall in Mexico City occurs; additional snow falls on January 10 and 11.
January 9th, 1964 (January 09 1964)EventMartyrs Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
January 9th, 1951 (January 09 1951)EventThe United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.
January 9th, 1947 (January 09 1947)EventElizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
January 9th, 1945 (January 09 1945)EventThe United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
January 9th, 1941 (January 09 1941)EventFirst flight of the Avro Lancaster.
January 9th, 1941 (January 09 1941)EventWorld War II: The Greek Triton (S.112) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto.
January 9th, 1923 (January 09 1923)EventJuan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight.
January 9th, 1917 (January 09 1917)EventWorld War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
January 9th, 1916 (January 09 1916)EventThe Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Canakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
January 9th, 1905 (January 09 1905)EventAccording to the Julian Calendar which was used at the time, Russian workers stage a march on the Winter Palace that ends in the massacre by Tsarist troops known as Bloody Sunday, setting off the Russian Revolution of 1905. Julian Quotes
January 9th, 1903 (January 09 1903)EventHallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
January 9th, 1894 (January 09 1894)EventNew England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
January 9th, 1880 (January 09 1880)EventThe Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon and Washington with high wind and heavy snow.
January 9th, 1878 (January 09 1878)EventUmberto I becomes King of Italy.Umberto Eco Quotes
January 9th, 1863 (January 09 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman occurs in Arkansas.
January 9th, 1861 (January 09 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War".
January 9th, 1861 (January 09 1861)EventMississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
January 9th, 1858 (January 09 1858)EventAnson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
January 9th, 1857 (January 09 1857)EventThe Fort Tejon earthquake of California occurs, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
January 9th, 1839 (January 09 1839)EventThe French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
January 9th, 1822 (January 09 1822)EventThe Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king Joao VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
January 9th, 1816 (January 09 1816)EventSir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
January 9th, 1806 (January 09 1806)EventAdmiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul s Cathedral.Horatio Nelson Quotes
January 9th, 1799 (January 09 1799)EventBritish Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
January 9th, 1793 (January 09 1793)EventJean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
January 9th, 1788 (January 09 1788)EventConnecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
January 9th, 1768 (January 09 1768)EventPhilip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
January 9th, 1760 (January 09 1760)EventAfghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
January 9th, 1431 (January 09 1431)EventJudges investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government. Joan of Arc Quotes
January 9th, 1349 (January 09 1349)EventThe Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing bubonic plague, were rounded up and incinerated.
January 9th, 0475 (January 09 0475)EventByzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.Stan Lee Quotes

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