January 9 Today In History

Today’s Important Historical 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 murdered in a pogrom in Bucharest, Romania

2007 Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

Today’s Historical Events

475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King

1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned King of France

1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses

1431 Judges’ investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government

1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands

1493 1st sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus

1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1894 William K.L. Dickson’s motion picture “Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze” aka “Fred Ott’s Sneeze” receives first US copyright for the format; it was filmed a few days earlier at Edison Studio, West Orange, New Jersey [1]

1936 Noël Coward‘s stage drama “Astonished Heart” premieres in London

1956 Musical “Peter Pan”, starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of “Producers’ Showcase” series

1959 “Rawhide” with Clint Eastwood premieres on CBS TV

1979 K-Mart pulls Steve Martin‘s “Let’s Get Small” for being in “bad taste”

1984 “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes” premieres on NBC TV (Whoops)

1989 “Pat Sajak Show” premieres on CBS

1996 First episode of “Third Rock from the Sun” screened on NBC

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1927 Dmitri Shostakovich‘ Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

1929 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown’s musical “Follow Thru” premieres in NYC

1946 “Would-Be Gentleman” opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances

1947 “Street Scene” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances

1947 Roger Sessions’ 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco with Pierre Monteux conducting the San Francisco Symphony,

1948 Walter Piston‘s 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky; wins 1947 Pulitzer Prize

1965 Beatles ’65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

1967 “More of The Monkees” second album by The Monkees is released

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1811 1st Women’s Golf Tournament held

1903 Baseball’s National & American Leagues make peace

1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League’s Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)

1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game

1942 In his 20th title defence, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden

1947 Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium

1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds

1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title