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Thursday, January 9, 2014

January 9 - The Day in History

January 9 : General Interest
1493: Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids

On this day in 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three "mermaids"--in reality manatees--and describes them as "not half as beautiful as they are painted."... read more


American Revolution
1776 : Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-paine-publishes-common-sense

Automotive
1965 : Bond movie features Aston Martin
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bond-movie-features-aston-martin

Civil War
1861 : Star of the West is fired upon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/star-of-the-west-is-fired-upon

Cold War
1952 : Truman warns of Cold War dangers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-warns-of-cold-war-dangers

Crime
1984 : The Hillside Stranglers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-hillside-stranglers

Disaster
1972 : Fire breaks out on Queen Elizabeth
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fire-breaks-out-on-queen-elizabeth

General Interest
1768 : First modern circus is staged
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-circus-is-staged
1806 : Nelson buried at St. Paul's Cathedral
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nelson-buried-at-st-pauls-cathedral
1972 : Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iqueen-elizabethi-destroyed-by-fire
2007 : Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/steve-jobs-debuts-the-iphone

Hollywood
1976 : Stallone starts filming Rocky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stallone-starts-filming-rocky

Literary
1924 : Virginia Woolf buys a house in Bloomsbury
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/virginia-woolf-buys-a-house-in-bloomsbury

Music
1979 : Pop luminaries gather at the U.N. for the Music for UNICEF concert
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pop-luminaries-gather-at-the-un-for-the-music-for-unicef-concert

Old West
1887 : Record cold and snow decimates cattle herds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/record-cold-and-snow-decimates-cattle-herds

Presidential
1913 : Richard M. Nixon is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/richard-m-nixon-is-born

Sports
1972 : Laker winning streak comes to an end
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/laker-winning-streak-comes-to-an-end

Vietnam War
1965 : Support is pledged to civilian government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/support-is-pledged-to-civilian-government
1967 : U.S. officials try to counter claims of Saigon corruption
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-officials-try-to-counter-claims-of-saigon-corruption

World War I
1917 : Battle of Khadairi Bend begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-khadairi-bend-begins

World War II
1945 : United States invades Luzon in Philippines
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-invades-luzon-in-philippines


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