January 9

1788

Connecticut became the 5th state in the United States.

1861

Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.

1905

The Russian Revolution of 1905 was sparked by troops firing on petitioners to Czar Nicholas in St. Petersburg.

1964

Anti-American rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone.

1968

Surveyor 7, the last of America's unmanned lunar probes, landed on the Moon.

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