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JANUARY 9

1870 Joseph B Strauss (Ohio-born Architect of the Golden Gate Bridge) Joseph B. Strauss Architecture The Golden Gate Bridge
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1843 William Hedley (English Railroad Pioneer) William Hedley Inventors & Inventions Railroads
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1038 Earthquake Kills 23,000 in China China Earthquakes Death USGS
1569 Saint Philip of Moscow, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, Is Murdered by Czar Ivan IV Russian Political and Social Leaders Religious Leaders Death Concordia
1793 George Washington Witnesses the First Successful Balloon Flight Made in U.S. George Washington Hot-air Balloons Historic Firsts NASA
1857 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Is Centered Near Fort Tejon, California California Earthquakes Death USGS
1892 14 Scientists Organize the First Texas Academy of Science Texas Scientists & Mathematicians Science Texas Academy of Science Texas State Historical Association
1906 Campbell's Soup Trademark Is Registered Businesses & Corporations Trademarks and Patents USPTO
1960 Construction Begins on Egypt's Aswan Dam Egypt Dams South African History
1962 Barometric Pressure in Helena, Montana Reaches 31.40", Second Highest in State History Montana Gas Laws National Weather Service (pdf)
1968 Surveyor 7 Makes Last Unmanned Landing on the Moon Prior to NASA's Apollo Program Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA New York Times
1969 The Concorde Makes Its First Trial Flight Aviation History Historic Firsts NASA
1986 NASA Researchers Use Voyager 2 Data to Discover the Uranus Moon Cressida Uranus NASA
1990 NASA Launches Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-32) to Deploy Defense Satellite Space Exploration Technology NASA

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