What happened This day in History on January 9th
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| 1958 U.S.A. Toyota and Datsun
9th January, 1958 : Toyota and Datsun make their first appearances in the United States at the Imported Motor Car Show in Los Angeles, California.
1924 UK Virginia Woolf
9th January, 1924: Virginia Woolf had purchased a home in Bloomsbury on this date. She was noted as one of the world’s most famous authors of her time. She was especially noted for her novel and essayist writings, and her famous saying as follows: "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction” (From A room of One’s Own).
Virginia Woolf was born in London to Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Stephen. Her father (Leslie) was also a strong literary figure of this time period.
1927 Canada Laurier Palace Theatre fire
9th January, 1927 : A fire occurs during a childrens movie show at the Laurier Palace Theatre in Montreal, Canada and due to the poor fire safety exits iether locked or badly designed 77 children die during the stampede to the exits.
1941 U.S.A. Sammy Kaye
9th January, 1941: Sammy Kaye records the song "Until Tomorrow" with his orchestra. The song goes on to be a big hit. 1941
1952 U.S.A. Cold War
Wednesday, 9th January, 1952 : This was a time of Cold War between the United States and various countries in Asia, Europe, and elsewhere. It was recognized that something needed to be done…like…yesterday-or at least 18 months ago.
President Truman’s popularity had suffered prior to the time of his plan to take action. According to the opinions of a large number of people, he had not handled responsibilities during the Korean War very well.
However, when he expressed his views on how the fight of communism should be handled he received a standing ovation during his State of the Union Address which took place during this year, on this day.
Part of his plan was to support the feeding of hungry in foreign countries. The ideal was that if the starving people were fed then they would not “stomach communism”. This was part of a Four Point program which also included technological and agricultural assistance to third world countries.
1953 Canada Studio One
9th January, 1953 : Fletcher Markle from Winnipeg, Manitoba is reported as of this date to have produced the first U.S. television series to be shown in Canada. The first episode of this Television series entitled “Studio One” was scheduled to air on January 26, 1953 on Montreal’s CBC station. A microwave broadcasting of this show was also scheduled to be aired in Toronto before this time-on January 19th.
1957 England Sir Anthony Eden
9th January, 1957 : Sir Anthony Eden, the British Prime Minister, announced his resignation today over his ill-fated Suez policy. Harold Macmillan succeeded Eden as Prime Minister.
1964 Panama Panama Canal Zone
9th January, 1964 : Due to the problems caused by the Panama Canal Zone which was under US control and split the country of Panama in two, U.S. forces shoot six Panamanian students protesting when U.S. students raise the American flag in the Panama Canal Zone. Following the shootings riots break out resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and three U.S. soldiers. The Panama Canal Zone was a stretch of land extending 5 miles on each side of the centerline of the Panama canal ( except Panama City and Colón ). The Panama Canal had been completed by the United States and the canal openened in 1914 to provide a short cut between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
1965 U.S.A. Tourists
9th January, 1965: It was predicted in a Wisconsin Newspaper that the reputation of American international travelers/tourists will be improved from times past. In fact, it is said that the image of American tourists has already improved over a number of years.
Likewise, Americans were becoming the more preferred of visitor than those from other countries. Moreover, people traveling from the United States were no longer thought specifically as “loud brash people”.
1968 U.S.A. Surveyor 7
9th January, 1968: Surveyor 7, America's last and most sophisticated unmanned moon probe, landed near the rugged highlands close the lunar south pole
1972 Great Britain Miners Strike
9th January, 1972: 280,000 British miners walked out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years.
They are looking for an increase of up to £9 a week - on an average take home wage of £25.
1972 Hong Kong Queen Elizabeth Sinks
9th January, 1972 : The Seawise University Ship sunk into a Hong Kong Harbor despite two days worth of effort to put out a fire that had caused this wreck. This ship was formerly named the Queen Elizabeth, and was considered to be the largest passenger steamship at the time of its creation in 1938.
This ship had changed hands a couple of times since it was first put in operation. For instance, it was sent to New York during World War II to protect it from German bombs. Shortly after this time it was used to transport war soldiers.
When Queen Elizabeth’s name was changed, it was owned by a businessman who decided to open up a floating college on board. This was when it was called Seawise University.
It was actually inevitable that this ship would start on fire, however. Before it was sold to C.Y. Tung (the person who transformed it into a college) it was declared to be a fire hazard. This was some time after the ship was turned into a tourist attraction and hotel in Philadelphia (Before Mr. Tung purchased it).
1975 U.S.A. Marijuana
9th January, 1975 : During this time in history, the affects of marijuana (a.k.a. pot, weed) were largely unknown. Even certain research scientists had a hard time determining at this time exactly what “pot” would do to a person. This was to be decided in years to come.
As of the year 1975, scientists who had spent time studying the affects of this drug were not much help in determining whether or not penalties regarding the use of said drug should be as stiff as they are. They even admitted to this themselves during this time in history.
Expert studies were declared to possibly take four to five years from this date for final determination. (Obviously, times have changed, and in the present day more knowledge exists of this herb/drug.) One Scientist’s View of Marijuana Use in 1975
It was advised by Dr. Daniel X. Freedman that people stop turning to experts for answers regarding this issue. He was suggesting people make their own judgment calls. In the mean time, the use of such drug was still prohibited, and is illegal to this day-except in rare medical cases in certain locations.
The general consensus as of 2007 is that it is harmful to people in most cases. This is one of the main reasons why it is not allowed to be sold over the counter. It is very unusual in most situations to be allowed to use this drug, and only for certain prescribed medical uses (i.e. treatment of glaucoma, AIDS, Cancer) is it permitted-and not everywhere.
1984 U.S.A. Angelo Buono
9th January, 1984 : Angelo Buono was sentence to life in prison on this day. He was found guilty of committing violent crimes that let to the death of 10 women in the Los Angeles area.
1986 U.S.A. Kodak and Polaroid
9th January, 1986 : Kodak the camera giant was taken to court by the Polaroid company for using it's patent and was forced to compensate it's customers who had bought the cameras and could not purchase film.
2004 Czech Republic Failed Bank
9th January, 2004: 4.4 bil CEK (4.4 bil in Czech currency) was paid by a failed bank to allow state to take over the institution.
2005 Palestine Mahmoud Abbas
9th January, 2005: Former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas wins presidential election with a comfortable margin. This was the first presidential election for Palestinians since 1996.
2007 U.S.A. Apple iPhone
9th January, 2007: Apple introduces the 4.5 inch X 2.4 inch Apple iPhone which epitomizes the next generation of mobile phone devices, with a super cool look and touch pad for navigation and includes a virtual keyboard.
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2009 United Nations UN Calls For Ceasfire In Gaza
9th January, 2009: The UN Security Council has passed a resolution urging an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the United States Abstained from the vote.
2009 United States Governor Rod Blagojevich Impeachment Vote
9th January, 2009: Legislators in Illinois have recommended impeachment proceeding start for Governor Rod Blagojevich, he is accused of seeking to sell President-elect Barack Obama's US Senate seat for personal profit.
2011 United States
Congresswoman Giffords and Twelve Others Shot in
8th January, 2011 : Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot
in Tucson, Arizona during a public appearance by twenty-two year old
Jared Loughner. Twelve others in attendance were also shot, and six of
those were killed including a nine-year old and a federal judge. Giffords
survived the shooting but was in critical condition.
2012 Guinea-Bissau President of Guinea-Bissau Dies in Paris
9th January, 2012 : Malam Bacai Sanha, president of Guinea-Bissau, died in Paris, France after becoming gravely ill. It was rumored that Sanha had suffered from diabetes and was in a coma prior to his death, however his illness was not made public.
2012 Greece Picasso Painting Stolen from Athens National Gallery
9th January, 2012 : A painting by Picasso along with a Mondrian painting and Guglielmo Caccia sketch had been stolen from the Athens National Gallery according to a police report. The thief or thieves made off with the artwork after being chased by a guard who had been alerted by an alarm.
2013 United States D.C. Cathedral to Hold Gay Weddings
9th January, 2013 : The Washington Nation Cathedral in the US Capital Washington D.C. has announced it will host gay weddings. It is one of the most high-profile churches in the country.