Dateline January 9:
- 1909 Brittish leader of the Nimrod expedition, Ernest shackleton, plants flag near the South pole.
- 1918 Battle of bear valley, the last battle of the american indian wars.
- 1923 Juan De La Cierva K makes the first autogyro flight.
- 1945 WW2: the US invades the Luzan in the Philipines.
Details provided by TodayInHistory.com