Today in History- 9th January

International Events:

1788             Connecticut became the 5th state in the US.

1793             Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the US.

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

1968             The last of America's unmanned lunar probes Surveyor 7 landed on the Moon.

2005             Rawhi Fattouh succeeded Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

2007             Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrated the first iPhone.
Indian Events:

1760             Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.

1915             Mahtma Gandhi return back to India from South Africa