1969 - Concorde jetliner's first test flight (Bristol England)
1945 - The United States invades Luzon in the Philippines.
1936 - Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army
1861 - The first hostile act of Civil War; Star of the West fired on, Sumter SC
1799 - Income Tax introduced in UK
This Day In Business
1958 - Toyota makes its first ever appearance in the United States at the Imported Motor Car Show in Los Angeles, California
1956 - The debut of the "Dear Abby" column written by Abigail Van Buren is printed in the newspaper.
1788 - Connecticut becomes the 5th state to become part of the United States.
1998 - Hockey News announces that it has selected the Wayne Gretzky as the greatest hockey player of all time.
January 9th Holiday
Martyr's Day (Panama) - Commemorates 1964 riots in the Panama Canal Zone
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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