Today in History- 9th January
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.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrated the first iPhone.
1760 Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
Mahtma Gandhi return back to India from South Africa