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January 9th History

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January 9th In Pop Culture History

1693 (Earthquake) Sicily, Italy

1788 - Connecticut became the 5th state

1793 - Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the United States, from Philadelphia, PA to Woodbury, NJ.

1857 (Earthquake) Fort Tejon, California

1947 - Elizabeth "Betty" Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, was last seen alive.

1951 - Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premiered in London... 'X' ratings at that time were not the same as today - through 1951-1970 - it meant the film was for viewers over 16.

1956 - Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appeared in newspaper syndication.

January 9, 1960 Birthday (fictional) Severus Snape, Harry Potter

1961 - #1 Hit January 9, 1961 - January 29, 1961: Bert Kaempfert - Wonderland by Night

1984 - Wendy's "Where's The Beef" commercials with Clara Peller began

1988 - #1 Hit January 9, 1988 - January 15, 1988: Whitney Houston - So Emotional

1996- 3rd Rock From The Sun debuted on NBC

1997 - Antiques Roadshow debuted on PBS

2000 - Malcom in the Middle premiered on FX

2007 - Apple's iPhone was unveiled.

2009 - Bride Wars debuted in theaters.

2011 - Bob's Burgers premiered on FOX

January 9th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

AJ McLean (1978)
Joely Richardson (1965)
Joan Baez (1941)
Bob Denver (1935-2005)
Richard M. Nixon (1913)
Jimmy Page (1944)
Dick Enberg (1935)
Dave Matthews (1967)
Severus Snape (1960)
Lee Van Cleef (1925-1999)
I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.
"I would have made a good Pope."
- Richard M. Nixon


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