Saturday, January 9, 2010
Wednesday, January 9, 2002
Thursday, January 9, 1997
Yachtsman Tony Bullimore
is found alive, 5 days after his boat capsized in the Southern Ocean
.thumb|Bill Clinton, the President of the United States, began his second term on January 20
January 20 ndash Serious fighting breaks out between Russian soldiers and rebel fighters in Chechnya.
Valeri Polyakov completes 366 days in space while aboard the Mir space station, breaking a duration record.
Thursday, January 9, 1992
Ugandan Lt. Gen. Bazilio Olara-Okello, who led a coup against Dr. Apolo Milton Obote's government, dies in Ormduruman Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan.
Thursday, January 9, 1986
After losing a patent battle with Polaroid
leaves the instant camera business.
Wednesday, January 9, 1980
In Saudi Arabia, 63 Muslim fanatics are beheaded for their part in the siege of the Great Mosque in Mecca in November, 1979.
Saturday, January 9, 1971
Saturday, January 9, 1965
The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
Thursday, January 9, 1964
": Armed clashes between United States troops and Panamanian civilians in the Panama Canal Zone
precipitate a major international crisis, resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and 4 U.S. soldiers.
Cuba and the Soviet Union sign a trade pact.
British authorities announce that they have discovered a large Soviet spy ring in London.
Patrice Lumumba of Republic of Congo is assassinated.
Saturday, January 9, 1960
Wednesday, January 9, 1957
The Israeli government recognizes the People's Republic of China.
A military rebellion is crushed in Lisbon
Thursday, January 9, 1919
Friedrich Ebert orders the Freikorps into action in Berlin.
The opera "Tosca
" premieres in Rome, Italy.
Wednesday, January 9, 1878
Thursday, January 9, 1868
Wednesday, January 9, 1861
American Civil War: Mississippi
becomes the second state to secede from the Union.
Fort Tejon earthquake: An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 strikes near Parkfield, California.
Wednesday, January 9, 1839
The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process.
Thursday, January 9, 1806
Lord Nelson is given a state funeral at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by the Prince of Wales.Hibbert, Christopher "Nelson: A Personal History" (1994) p. 382
Wednesday, January 9, 1799
British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces an income tax of two shillings to the pound to raise funds for Great Britain's war effort in the Napoleonic Wars.
Wednesday, January 9, 1793
The Treaty of Jassy ends Russia's war with the Ottoman Empire over Crimea.
Saturday, January 9, 1790
Wednesday, January 9, 1788
Connecticut ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the fifth U.S. state.
Saturday, January 9, 1779
British troops surrender to the Maratha
s in Wadgaon, India, and are forced to return all territories acquired since 1773
Wednesday, January 9, 1771
Saturday, January 9, 1768
Philip Astley stages the first modern circus, with acrobats on galloping horses, in London.
William Tryon, governor of the Royal Colony of North Carolina, signs a contract with architect John Hawks to build Tryon Palace, a lavish Georgian style governor's mansion on the New Bern waterfront.
Wednesday, January 9, 1760
Sunday, December 30, 1576 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 30, 1569 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, December 30, 1557 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, December 30, 1521 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Adrian VI (born Adriaan Florenszoon Boeyens, Dedens or Dedel"Collier's Encyclopedia" Hadrianus in Latin) succeeds Pope Leo X as the 218th pope. The only Dutch pope, he will be the last non-Italian elected for more than 450 years.
Sunday, December 31, 1430 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, January 1, 1350 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 1, 1349 (Julianian calendar)
The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland is rounded up and incinerated, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death.
Sunday, January 2, 1127 (Julianian calendar)
The first coalition of the Norman princes against Roger II of Sicily is formed. The same year, Roger regains control over Malta after a rebellion.
First mention of the consuls in Brescia
, indicating that the city has become an independent commune.
The commune of Milan conquers the neighboring city of Como.
Wednesday, January 8, 475 (Julianian calendar)
Emperor Zeno abdicates under pressure as his wife's uncle Basiliscus stages a coup d'état at Constantinople with support from Zeno's trusted adviser and fellow Isaurian Illus.
Sunday, January 8, 400 (Julianian calendar)
The mausoleum of Galerius in Salonica (Greece) is converted into a church.
Bishops from Gaza (Palestine) arrive at Constantinople to ask Arcadius that he close the pagan temple at Marneum.
Winter ndash Gainas lead the remaining Goths back to their homeland across the Danube
. They meet the Huns
and are defeated, the Hunnic chieftain Uldin
send the head of Gainas to Constantinople where Arcadius received it as a diplomatic
A riot breaks out in Constantinople
, the Great Palace
is burned to the ground. Gainas
, an ambitious Gothic leader, attempts to evacuate his soldiers out of the city but 7,000 armed Goths
are trapped and killed by order of Arcadius. After the massacre
tries to escape across the Hellespont
, but his rag-tag "ad hoc" fleet is destroyed by Fravitta
, a Gothic chieftain in imperial service.
Chrysanthemums are introduced to Japan (approximate date).
Resurrection and Two Marys with Angel near the Empty Tomb, panel of a diptych, found in Rome, is made. It is now kept at Castello Sforzesco, Milan (approximate date).
Emperor Arcadius gives his wife Aelia Eudoxia officially the title of "Augusta". She is able to wear the purple paludamentum and is depicted in Roman currency.
Anthemius, praetorian prefect of the East, is sent on an embassy to the Persian capital, Ctesiphon, to congratulate king Yazdegerd I on his accession the year before.The End of Empire (p. 76). Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2