Today in History -9 January

Important Events

1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government
1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
1839 Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition reaches a record farthest South latitude (88°23′ south)
1941 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

Jan 9 in Film & TV

1959 “Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

Jan 9 in Music

2002 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

Jan 9 in Sport

1991 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball

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