January 9 in History
What happened on January 9 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 9 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 9 in history.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveils the first iPhone.
Mahmoud Abbas wins election to replace Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority.
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement to end the Second Sudanese Civil War is signed by the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.
A raid by Chechen separatists in the city of Kizlyar turns into a hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians.
The Assembly of the Serb People in Bosnia and Herzegovina proclaims the creation of a new state within Yugoslavia, the Rupublika Srpska.
Cambodian Government troops open a drive to avert insurgent attack on Phnom Penh.
U.S. forces kill six Panamanian students protesting in the canal zone.
Jackie Robinson becomes the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.
French General Leclerc breaks off all talks with Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh.
U.S. troops land on Luzon, in the Philippines, 107 miles from Manila.
Soviet planes drop leaflets on the surrounded Germans in Stalingrad requesting their surrender with humane terms. The Germans refuse.
Ford Motor Co. stock is valued at nearly $1 billion.
Pancho Villa signs a treaty with the United States, halting border conflicts.
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt announces that he will run for president if asked.
A Polar exploration team lead by Ernest Shackleton reaches 88 degrees, 23 minutes south longitude, 162 degrees east latitude. They are 97 nautical miles short of the South Pole, but the weather is too severe to continue.
Count Zeppelin announces plans for his airship to carry 100 passengers.
Southern shellfire stops the Union supply ship Star of the West from entering Charleston Harbor on her way to Fort Sumter.
Mississippi secedes from the Union.
Jean Pierre Blanchard makes the first balloon flight in North America.
The Ottomans sign a treaty with the Russians ending a five year war.
Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III’s reign over the colonies and a call for complete independence.
Philip V of Spain declares war on France.