Today in History

Listings for Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Birthdays:


Events:
  • 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.

That's all for today.



Today In History