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home : extras : e-extras January 26, 2022

1/9/2022 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - January 9

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Today in History in 1493 the first sighting of manatees by Christopher Columbus; in 1861 Mississippi seceded from the Union; and in 1959 "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premiered on CBS TV.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1431 - Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
  • 1493 - 1st sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)
  • 1570 - Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod
  • 1760 - Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • 1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.
  • 1839 - Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
  • 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
  • 1909 - Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23' south)
  • 1941 - 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1942 - US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
  • 1945 - US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
  • 1947 - Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.
  • 1959 - "Rawhide" with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1913 - Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)
  • 1935 - Bob Denver, New Rochelle, New York, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island)
  • 1939 - Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1940 - Jimmy Boyd, McComb, Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
  • 1941 - Joan Baez, Staten Island, folk singer/human rights advocate
  • 1951 - Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • 1967 - Dave Matthews, singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1982 - Kate Middleton, Reading, England, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William

Famous Weddings

  • 1987 - Sir Rudolph Bing (of NY Met Opera) marries Lady Carroll Douglass
  • 1988 - English Earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli
  • 2005 - "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • 2007 - "Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California

Famous Deaths

  • 1878 - Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61) and Italy (1861-78), dies at 57
  • 1923 - Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (Dove's Nest), dies of tuberculosis at 34
  • 1936 - John Gilbert, actor (Love, Downstairs), dies at 40
  • 1946 - Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • 1958 - Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89
  • 1966 - Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79
  • 1979 - Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
  • 1982 - Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55

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