Today in History: January 9, 2008

WAR!, TERRORISM, DISASTERS, POLITICS, MAINSTREAM MEDIA, SCIENCE, JEWS, MANATEES, POPES, DICTATORS, PROGRESS, TAXES, WOMEN, REVOLTS, LGF?, CLIMATE, FINANCE, SPORTS, LABOR, ENGINEERING, ADVICE, RESIGNATIONS, EXPELLED, PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING, MUSIC, CIVIL RIGHTS, BAD TASTE, BEHEADINGS, DRUGS, SUPREME COURT, HOAX, ACCIDENTS, HEART ATTACKS, CHESS, STATUES, BORN, DEATH



MUSIC

1965 “Beatles’ ’65” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

WAR!

1861 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of the West fired on, Sumter SC

1861 Mississippi becomes 2nd state to secede

1863 -Jan 11th] Battle of Arkansas Post AR (Fort Hindman)

1923 – The United States withdrew the last of its First World War troops from Germany.

1936 Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army

1940 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium

1941 Maiden flight by Canada’s Avro Lancaster military plane

1942 US Joint Chiefs of Staff created

1943 Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars

1945 US soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur invade Philippines

1987 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1500 killed

1991 Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse the gulf crisis

1995 Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight

TERRORISM

1957 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR

DISASTERS

1855 Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 dies

1857 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon CA

1927 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montréal, 78 children died

1982 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855

1953 Korean ferryboat “Chang Tyong-Ho” sank off Pusan killing 249

1959 Dam across Tera River collapses after heavy winter rains, 135 die

1972 Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire

POLITICS

1788 Connecticut becomes 5th state

1983 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits the Falkland Islands

MAINSTREAM MEDIA

1847 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)

1959 “Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

1984 “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes” premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)

1989 “Pat Sajak Show” premieres on CBS

SCIENCE

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)

1968 Surveyor 7 space probe soft lands on the Moon

1973 Luna 21 launched, to Moon

1990 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit

1998 Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hours 8 minutes

JEWS

1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses

1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest Romania

MANATEES

1493 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

POPES

1522 Adriaan F Boeyens of Utrecht elected only Dutch/last non-Italian pope (Adrian VI) until Pope John Paul II.

DICTATORS

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

1812 Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

1937 Mussolini bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians

1963 Mao Tse-tung writes his poem “Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo”

PROGRESS

1793 Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America (Philadelphia)

1894 “Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze” released in movie theaters

1923 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain

1969 Concorde jetliner’s 1st test flight (Bristol England)

TAXES

1799 Income Tax introduced in UK

WOMEN

1811 1st Women’s Golf Tournament held

FINANCE

1848 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established

REVOLTS

1848 People’s uprising in Palermo Sicily

1879 Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Fort Robinson

1905 Bloody Sunday-demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops

1964 Anti-US rioting breaks out in the Panamá Canal Zone

LGF?

1866 Fisk University establishes

CLIMATE

1880 6′ (1.8 meters) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days

1954 -87ºF (-66ºC), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)

SPORTS

1903 Baseball’s National & American Leagues make peace

1903 Frank Farrell & Bill Devery purchase AL Baltimore franchise for $18,000 & move it to New York City NY (Yankees)

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

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

1953 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 points in basketball game

1954 Bert Olmstead, Montréal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game

1961 Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minneapolis/St Paul territory

1962 NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks

1967 The NFL New Orleans franchise takes the name “Saints”

1990 Boston Celtics worst-ever (6 points in 2nd vs New Jersey Nets) & lose 87-78

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

1991 Dean Smith of North Carolina is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games

1998 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever

LABOR

1922 Rotterdam metal strike ends

1933 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction

1975 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike

ENGINEERING

1960 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins

ADVICE

1956 Abigail Van Buren’s “Dear Abby” column 1st appears in newspapers

RESIGNATIONS

1957 British premier Anthony Eden resigns

EXPELLED

1957 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper “Truth”

PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

1959 Pat O’Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ

1962 Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minnesota, to become NWA champ

CIVIL RIGHTS

1967 Georgia legislature seats Representative Julian Bond

1994 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000

HOAX

1972 Billionaire Howard Hughes said Clifford Irving’s biography is a fake

ACCIDENTS

1995 Worker accidentally cuts electrical wires at Newark Airport

HEART ATTACKS

1997 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

CHESS

1998 Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title

STATUES

1998 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned

MUSIC

1976 Ringo releases “Oh My My” in UK

1976 CW McCall CB song “Convoy” hit #1 on the country music charts

BAD TASTE

1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin’s “Let’s Get Small” for being in “bad taste”

BEHEADINGS

1980 63 beheaded in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

DRUGS

1984 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession

SUPREME COURT

1979 Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses

1990 Supreme Court strikes down Dallas’ ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses

BORN – The Historic, The Famous, The Near-Famous, The Intriguing

1870 Joseph B Strauss civil engineer/builder (Golden Gate Bridge)
1879 John Broadus Watson behaviorist psychologist
19– Melissa Morgan actress (Brittany-Young & Restless)
1901 Chic Young cartoonist (Blondie)
1908 Simone de Beauvoir France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)
1913 Richard Milhouse Nixon Yorba Linda CA, (R) 37th President (1969-74)
1913 Lavad “Dr Hepcat” Durst vocal/piano
1914 Kenny (Klook) Clarke Pittsburgh PA, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop)
1914 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], Seattle, burlesque actress (Gypsy)
1915 Anita Louise New York City NY, actress (My Friend Flicka)
1915 Fernando Lamas Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (“You look marvelous”)
1915 Les Paul guitarist/inventor (Les Paul Guitar)
1925 Lee Van Cleef New Jersey, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from New York)
1928 Judith Krantz New York New York, author (Scruples, I’ll Take Manhattan, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)
1931 Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)
1934 Bart Starr NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay)
1935 Bob Denver New Rochelle NY, actor (Dobie Gillis, Gilligan’s Island)
1935 Dick Enberg Mt Clemens MI, sportscaster (Where’s Huddles)
1935 Kenneth “Buddy” Scott blues guitarist/Singer
1937 K Schlesinger writer
1941 Joan Baez Staten Island, folk singer/human rights advocate
1941 Susannah York London, actress (A Man for All Seasons, Tom Jones)
1943 Kenneth Kelley US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
1944 Jimmy Page London England, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
1945 Frank J Biondi Jr president (HBO)
195- Margaret Klenck actress (One Life to Live, As The World Turns)
1950 David Johansen [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
1951 Crystal Gayle Kentucky, country singer (Don’t it make my brown eyes blue)
1956 Kimberly Beck Hilton Glendale CA, actress (Kim-Peyton Place)
1965 [Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, San Francisco Warriors, Washington Bullets)
1967 Dave Matthews singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band)
1967 Dave Mcllwain Seaforth, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins)
1972 Kristie Hicks Bardstown KY, Miss Kentucky-America (1995)

DEATH – The Historic, The Famous, The Near-Famous, The Intriguing

1324 Marco Polo Italian explorer, dies
1677 Aernout “Aert” van der Neer cartoonist/landscape painter, dies at 73
1878 Victor Emmanuel II king of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78), dies at 57
1939 Johann Strauss Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72
1977 Hal Sawyer TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
1979 Sara Carter vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
1987 Arthur Lake actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
1994 Silas Hogan blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
1995 Peter Cook English comic/actor (Peter n’ Dud, Bedazzled), dies at 57
1997 Jesse [Marc Weidenfeld] White actor (Maytag repairman, Bedtime for Bonzo), dies at 77

January 9, the 9th day of 2008. There are 357 days left in the year.


compiled by Mondoreb

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