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This Day in History for January 9

This Day In History1793 – 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard.

1847 – 1st San Francisco newspaper published (California Star)

1848 – 1st commercial bank in San Francisco established.

1866 – Fisk University opens in Nashville, Tennessee.

1894 – New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1928 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Marco Millions” premieres in NYC.

1936 – Semi-automatic rifles adopted by US army.

1942 – US Joints Chiefs of Staff created.

1945 – US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines.

1951 – “Life After Tomorrow”, 1st film to receive an “X” rating, premieres.

1964 – Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone.

1969 – First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England.

1972 – Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving’s autobiography is a fake.

1979 – High school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws.

1979 – Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses.

1986 – After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.

1990 – US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas’ ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses.

2007 – Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

2018 – Former White House strategist Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News after his criticism of the White House in “Fire and the Fury” book.

2018 – President Trump cancels program allowing 200,000 San Salvadoreans temporary status to live to the US.

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