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Calendar for January 9th, 2014

1570s

  • 1570: Ivan the Terrible of Russia, suspecting a revolt in the city of Novgorod, captured the city and executed many of its inhabitants

  • 1580s

  • Died 1584: William Carter (printer, hanged for printing lewd pamphlets)

  • 1780s

  • 1788: Connecticut became the fifth state to join the U.S.

  • 1790s

  • 1793: First successful U.S. balloon flight was completed in Philadelphia, PA, by Jean Pierre Blanchard

  • 1800s

  • Born 1802: Catharine Parr Traill (writer)

  • 1830s

  • Born 1839: John Knowles Paine (composer)

  • 1860s

  • 1861: Mississippi seceded from the Union (U.S. Civil War)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1898: Gracie Fields (comedienne)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1908: Simone de Beauvoir (novelist)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Richard Nixon (37th U.S. president)

  • Born 1915: Fernando Lamas (actor)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1928: Judith Krantz (author)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Bart Starr (football player)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Joan Baez (singer)

  • Born 1944: Jimmy Page (guitarist)

  • 1945: U.S. Forces invaded Luzon, Philippines (WW II)

  • Died 1949: Tom Longboat (runner)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1950: Sir Alec Jeffreys (geneticist)

  • Born 1951: Crystal Gayle (singer)

  • Born 1955: J. K. Simmons (actor)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: U.S. and Japan concluded a formal agreement for the final settlement of U.S. postwar economic assitance to Japan

  • Born 1965: Joely Richardson (actress)

  • Born 1967: Dave Matthews (musician)

  • 1968: U.S. spacecraft Surveyor VII made a successful landing on the moon

  • 1970s

  • 1972: The Queen Elizabeth, luxury ocean liner, was gutted by fire in Hong Kong harbor

  • 1980s

  • 1982: 5.7 earthquake struck Miramichi, New Brunswick

  • Born 1982: Catherine Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge)

  • 1982: 5.9 earthquake shook eastern Canada and New England

  • 1990s

  • 1996: NBA's Toronto Raptors became the first team to miss all foul shot attempts in a game

  • 2010s

  • 2010: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the shore of Ferndale in Northern California


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