On This Day January 9th
On This Day in History:
1861- Mississippi secedes from the United States.
1913- Richard Nixon is born in Yorba Linda, California.
1936- The US Army adopts the semi-automatic rifle.
1979- A benefit concert called "A Gift of Song" is held at the United Nations General Assembly in NY. Performers included Olivia Newton-John, Rita Coolidge, the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, Abba and Earth, Wind & Fire.
1986- Kodak got out of the instant camera business after ten years because a judge ruled Kodak copied Polaroid patents.
2007- Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone.
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