Today is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
1728 Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy)
1870 Joseph B. Strauss, civil engineer, builder of Golden Gate Bridge
1901 Chic Young, creator of the "Blondie" comic strip.
1904 George Balanchine, dancer-choreographer
1908 Simone de Beauvoir, French author (The Mandarins, The Second Sex)
1913 Richard M. Nixon, 37th President (1968-1974) Beloved by Checkers.
1914 Gypsy Rose Lee, burlesque entertainer, actress
1935 Bob Denver
1941 Joan Baez, folk singer, human rights advocate in Staten Island
1941 Joan Baez
1941 Susannah York
1944 Jimmy Page
1951 Crystal Gayle
1978 A.J. McLean
1788 Conneticut becomes 5th state
1793 Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America
1799 1st income tax imposed, in England.
1839 The daguerrotype process announced at French Academy of Science
1839 Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax Alpha Centauri
1843 Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy," dies at 98 in Germany
1847 first San Francisco paper, 'California Star', published.
1978 Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
1982 5.9 earthquake in New England/Canada; last one was in 1855.
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