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 This day in History - January 9
389 Historic Events for January 9
1793

Jean Pierre Blanchard makes 1st balloon flight in North America

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1793

1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Phila

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1793

Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery

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1798

Pedro Pablo Abarca d Bolea earl of Aranda, Spanish officer, dies at 79

Death
1799

Income Tax introduced in UK

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1803

Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Secy Treas (Confederacy) died in 1888

Birth
1811

1st Women's Golf Tournament held

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1812

Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon

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1815

William Jackson, composer

Birth
1816

John Palmer Usher, Secy Int (Union) died in 1889

Birth
1820

Pavel Krizkovsky, composer

Birth
1822

John Porter Hatch, volunteers Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1901

Birth
1828

Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot (Neder-Rhijn), dies at 83

Death
1829

Adolf von Schlagintweit, German explorer (Tarimbekken)

Birth
1829

Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)

Birth
1832

Esquire Maurits A de Savornin Lohman, Dutch governor of Suriname

Birth
1834

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia

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1839

John Knowles Paine, Portland Maine, composer

Birth
1839

Thomas Henderson measures 1st stellar parallax (Alpha Centauri)

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1839

Daguerrotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science

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1843

Christiaan A Ulder, Cura‡ao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)

Birth
1843

Caroline Herschel, "1st lady of astronomy", dies at 98 in Germany

Death
1847

1st SF newspaper published (California Star)

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1848

1st commercial bank in SF established

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1848

People's uprising in Palermo Sicily

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