January 9 – On This Day In History

9 January

 

What happened today in history?

  • 1806 – Admiral Horatio Nelson is interred in St Paul’s Cathedral following a state funeral.
  • 1909Ernest Shackleton plants a British flag 97 nautical miles from the South Pole. At the time, this was the closest anyone had ever been to the South Pole.
  • 2007 – First iPhone is unveiled by Steve Jobs.

Who was born today?

  • 1913 – Richard Nixon – 37th President of the United States.
  • 1920 – Clive Dunn – English actor (Jones in Dad’s Army)
  • 1933 – Wilbur Smith – Zambian-English author.
  • 1943 – Scott Walker – American singer-songwriter (The Walker Brothers)

 

Who died today?

  • 1995 – Peter Cook – English comedian.

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