Monday, January 09, 2017

History for January 9

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History for January 9 -
Simone de Beauvoir 1908, Richard Milhous Nixon (U.S.) 1913, Fernando Lamas 1915
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Bart Starr 1934 - Football player, Bob Denver 1935, Crystal Gayle 1951

1799 - British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced income tax, at two shillings (10p) in the pound, to raise funds for the Napoleonic Wars.

1902 - New York State introduced a bill to outlaw flirting in public.

1905 - In Russia, the civil disturbances known as the Revolution of 1905 forced Czar Nicholas II to grant some civil rights.

1929 - The Seeing Eye was incorporated in Nashville, TN. The company's purpose was to train dogs to guide the blind.

1936 - The United States Army adopted the semi-automatic rifle.

1969 - The supersonic aeroplane Concorde made its first trial flight, at Bristol.

1984 - Clara Peller was first seen by TV viewers in the "Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's.

2002 - The U.S. Justice Department announced that it was pursuing a criminal investigation of Enron Corp. The company had filed for bankruptcy on December 2, 2001.

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