January 9: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1768 - In London, England, Great Britain, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
- 1788 - Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
- 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".
- 1894 - New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
- 2007 - Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.
- 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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