Today’s Notable U. S. Events
- Jan 09 1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state
- Jan 09 1861 – first shots of the Civil War are fired at Fort Sumpter, and
- Jan 09 1861 – Mississippi is the second state to secede from the Union
Notable U. S. Birthday
Richard Nixon – 36th Vice President and 37th President of the United States
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the thirty-seventh President of the United States (1969–1974), and the only president to ever resign the office. In the face of likely impeachment for his role in the Watergate scandal, Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974. His successor, Gerald Ford, issued a pardon for any federal crimes Nixon may have committed while in office. He was also the thirty-sixth Vice President of the United States (1953–1961).