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9 January

475 – Roman Empire – Flavius Basilicus Augustus became Roman Emperor (east). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basiliscus

1150 – China – Emperor Xizong of Jin killed, Prince Hailing of Jin became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Xizong_of_Jin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hailing_of_Jin

1349 – Switzerland – Jewish community killed in Basel. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/2609-basel

1522 – Rome – Cardinal Adriaan Florenszoon Boeyens became Pope Adrian VI. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Adrian_VI

1760 – India – Battle of Barari Ghat. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/52627/Battle-of-Barari-Ghat

1768 – GB – First modern circus staged in London by Philip Astley. http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/the-first-circus/

1788 – USA – Connecticut became the 5th State. http://www.50states.com/connecti.htm

1806 – UK – State funeral of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral. http://www.portcities.org.uk/london/server/show/ConNarrative.36/chapterId/306/The-state-funeral-of-Lord-Nelson-59-January-1806.html


1816 – UK – Sir Humphrey Davy tested the Davy Lamp at Hebburn Colliery. https://youtu.be/00ZV6N1UMmA http://www.rigb.org/our-history/iconic-objects/iconic-objects-list/davy-lamp

1857 – USA – Earthquake measuring 7.9Mw, epicentre in Fort Tejon, California. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1857_Fort_Tejon_earthquake  http://www.johnmartin.com/earthquakes/eqpapers/00000024.htm

1861 – USA – Star of the West fired upon, Charleston Harbour, South Carolina. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/star-of-the-west-is-fired-upon

1863 – USA – Battle of Arkansas Post began (American Civil War). http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/navy-hub/navy-history/the-battle-of-arkansas-post.html

1869 – UK – Earthquake measuring 3.1Mw, epicentre in Ixworth, Suffolk.

1878 – Italy – Umberto I became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_I_of_Italy

1880 – USA – Oregon & Washington hit by gales and heavy snow. http://www.climate.washington.edu/stormking/January1880.html


1916 – Turkey – Battle of Gallipoli ended (WWI). https://youtu.be/DxTKqldkyik   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign

1917 – Sinai-Palestine Border – Battle of Rafa (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rafa

1918 – USA – Battle of Bear Valley (American Indian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bear_Valley

1921 – Turkey – First Battle of Inönü began (Greco-Tuurkish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_%C4%B0n%C3%B6n%C3%BC

1927 – Canada – Fire at Laurier Palace Movie Theatre, Montreal, 78 killed. http://www.cinemamuetquebec.ca/content/theme_cap/5?lang=en

1943 – Portugal – BOAC plane crashed off Lisbon, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430109-0

1944 – Morocco – US Navy plane crashed at Port Lyautey NAS, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440109-2

1944 – UK – RAF plane crashed near Boa Island, Lough Erne, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440109-1

1945 – Indonesia – USAAF plane crashed at Biak, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450109-2

1946 – China – Republic of China Air Force plane crashed at Changhun, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460109-0

1949 – USA – First recorded snowfall in Los Angeles, CA. http://framework.latimes.com/2013/01/11/in-1949-the-snowman-socked-los-angeles/#/0


1960 – Egypt – Construction of Aswan Dam started. https://youtu.be/C0NhiPPRGJE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswan_Dam

1975 – USA – Golden West Airlines Flight 261 collided with Cessna near Whittier, California, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19750109-1

1996 – Russia – Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye Hostage Crisis began (First Chechen War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye_hostage_crisis

2001 – Vanuatu – Earthquake measuring 7.1Mw.

2003 – Peru – TANS Flight 222 crashed near Chachapoyas Airport, 46 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20030109-0

2007 – Iraq – Aeriantur-M Airlines plane crashed near Balad Air Base, 34 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20070109-0

2011 – Iran – Iran Air Flight 277 crashed at Urmia Airport, 77 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20110109-0

2014 – Japan – Explosion at Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant, 5 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25664195

York

1762 – Declaration of war against King of Spain read by the under-sheriff at the Castle.

1959 – Fire at Cooporative Society, Railway Street.