Jan 9, Abdul-Nasser lays foundation-stone of Aswan High Dam

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1718- France declares war on Spain.

1877 – Connecticut becomes 5th state of the Union.

1857- 7.9 earthquake shakes Fort Tejon California.

1861- Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War).

1945- US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invade Philippines.

1951-   The new United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York.

1960 – President Gamal Abdul-Nasser lays the foundation-stone of the Aswan High Dam.

Born Today :

1727- Thomas Warton, poet laureate of England (Pleasures of Melancholy).

1913 – Richard Nixon, California, 37th President of the United States.

Passed away:

1873-Emperor Napoleon III of France.

1961-Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate .

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