Thursday, January 8, 2015

9th January date

9th January in History:
1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States.
1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Fort Hindman begins in Arkansas.
1878 – Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
1903 – Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred Tennyson, becomes the second Governor-General of Australia.
1964 – Martyrs' Day: Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
1965 – The Mirzapur Cadet College formally opens for academic activities in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.

Birthdays you are sharing with:
1927 – Sunderlal Bahuguna, Indian environmentalist
1934 – Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (d. 2008)
1946 – Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian (d. 2013)
1952 – Kaushik Basu, Indian economist
1965 – Farah Khan, Indian actress, director, and choreographer
1974 – Farhan Akhtar, Indian actor, singer, director, and producer
1983 – Sharad Malhotra, Indian actor

Holidays and observances:
Martyrs' Day (Panama)
Republic Day (Republika Srpska)
First Agonalia (Roman Empire)
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (India)
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