A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 9th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On January 9, 1839, the first practical photographic process (Daguerreotype) was revealed by the French Academy of Sciences.
On January 9, 1861, the State of Mississippi seceded from the United States of America, the second of the slave holding states to do so.
On January 9, 1873, Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, died after ruling France for a longer reign than any other leader since the French Revolution.
On January 9, 1918, in Southern Arizona near the border with Mexico at a place called Bear Valley, one of the last battles of the American Indian Wars (1540-1924) was fought.
On January 9, 1941, the premier British bomber of World War II, the Avro Lancaster, made its maiden flight.
On January 9, 2018, we once again celebrate National Play God Day, celebrated each January 9th as a day in which those that recognize the “holiday” make it a point to perform one or more good deeds for a person or the general welfare of mankind.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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