January 9 | Facts
Connecticut became the 5th state in the United States.
Jean Pierre Blanchard makes the first balloon flight in North America.
Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.
The Russian Revolution of 1905 was sparked by troops firing on petitioners to Czar Nicholas in St. Petersburg.
Anti-American rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone.
Surveyor 7, the last of America’s unmanned lunar probes, landed on the Moon.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, unveils the first iPhone.