Historical Events for 9th January 2019

1812 – Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon
1839 – Daguerreotype photo process announced at French Academy of Science
1880 – 6′ (1.83 metres) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days
1894 – Georges Feydeau’s “Un à la Patte” premieres in Paris
1903 – Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, established
1903 – Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League’s Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)
1978 – Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established
1996 – First episode of “Third Rock from the Sun” screened on NBC
1999 – Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Mark Philippoussis clinches Australia’s unassailable 2-0 lead, (ends 2-1), with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Sweden’s Jonas Björkman; Australia’s first title
2016 – Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Australian Nick Kyrgios beats Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead and the home nation’s second title

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