Monday, January 09, 2017
History for January 9 - On-This-Day.com:
Simone de Beauvoir 1908, Richard Milhous Nixon (U.S.) 1913, Fernando Lamas 1915
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.