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This Day in History: January 9

January 9: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1768 - In London, England, Great Britain, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
  2. 1788 - Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
  3. 1861 - American Civil War: The "Star of the West" incident occurs near Charleston, South Carolina. It is considered by some historians to be the "First Shots of the American Civil War".
  4. 1894 - New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  5. 2007 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Carrie Chapman Catt (American activist, founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women), Joseph Strauss (American engineer, co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge), Lloyd Loar (American sound engineer and instrument designer), Richard Nixon (American politician, 37th President of the United States), Har Gobind Khorana (Indian-American biochemist, Nobel laureate)

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