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2002Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

1812Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

1983British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

1976Bryan Trottier failed in 4th Islander penalty shot

2007Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

1945US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines

2012Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year

200026th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

200531st People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Matt LeBlanc & Marg Helgenberger win (TV)

200229th American Music Award: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

14931st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

2005Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.

1997Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

1979Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins

1570Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod

1799British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

1959"Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

1991Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

1947Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

1958In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

1942Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

200733rd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Jennifer Aniston win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Eva Longoria win (TV)

1431Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

1834HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

1952Marines give notice that they will recall Ted Williams to active duty

2000Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)

1989Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1963Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"

January 9th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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 
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 
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. 
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) 
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 
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 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 
1969
Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to 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 
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
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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) 
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. 
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 
2014
Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year 
2017
Turkish army says 48 Islamic State militants killed in Syria on Sunday 
2017
Tube strike: 24-hour London Underground walkout begins 
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