9th January

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2007 iPhone launched Chief executive of Apple Corporation, Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone.
2006 Phantom of the Opera breaks record Phantom of the Opera becomes the longest running show ever to appear on Broadway.
2005 Mahmoud Abbas wins Presidential election Voting in the Presidential elections in Palestine close with indications that Mahmoud Abbas has won by a significant majority.
2004 Ireland - oil tanker explodes An oil tanker unloading at Bantry Bay in Ireland is ripped apart by a series of explosions, killing 49 people
1997 Tony Bullimore Lone yachtsman, Tony Bullimore, feared drowned after his boat capsized in the Southern Ocean five days ago, is found safe and well.
1990 UK pledges money for research into BSE The United Kingdom government today pledges £2.2 million for research into BSE, otherwise known as 'mad cow disease'
1986 Michael Heseltine Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns his Cabinet job after a row with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over the Westland helicopter affair.
1972 Miners begin national strike Coal miners walk out at midnight in their first national strike for almost 50 years.
1957 British politics Sir Anthony Eden resigns as prime minister of Britain due to ill health after one year and 279 days in the post.
1913 US Presidents - 37th Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, is born in Yorba Linda, California
1909 Ernest Shackleton reaches closest point to South Pole The British expedition to the South Pole led by Ernest Shackleton has reached the closest point to the South Pole, the expedition scaled Mount Erubus (13,120 feet) and charted the area
1898 Gracie Fields Gracie Fields, English singer is born
1788 Connecticut Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the US Constitution.
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On This Day - 9th January