It happened one 09 January

1493 : Christopher Columbus saw mermaids

On January 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus sailing off the coast of the Dominican Republic saw mermaids. He did not find them very attractive. It must be said that they were in fact manatees.

1960 : Aswan Dam

Construction of the Aswan Dam began : President Nasser detonated 10 tons of dynamite.

1972 : Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire

The RMS Queen Elizabeth sinks in Hong Kong harbor after being ravaged by fire.

2005 : Mahmoud Abbas

Former Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas won the presidential election on January 9, 2005.

Quote of the day : 09 January

Colette, femme de lettres française
The trip is necessary only for short imaginations.

Birthdays : 09 January

Meishō, Empress of Japan (1624)
Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (1864)
Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (1900)
Simone de Beauvoir, French writer (1908)
Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States (1913)
Fernando Lamas, Actor (1915)
Har Gobind Khorana, Indian biochemist, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1922)
Lee Van Cleef, Actor (1925)
Judith Krantz, American novelist (1928)
Wilbur Smith, Writer (1933)
Susannah York, English actress (1939)
Joan Baez, American singer (1941)
Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung (1942)
Jimmy Page, English musician (Led Zeppelin) (1944)
J. K. Simmons, Actor (1955)
Bibie, Ghanaian singer (1957)
Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1959)
Lara Fabian, Belgian singer (1970)
Sean Paul, Musician (1973)
Kate Middleton, Prince William's wife, Duchess of Cambridge (1982)

They left us one 09 January

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic then Emperor (1873)
Katherine Mansfield, Writer (1923)
John Gilbert, Actor (1936)
Pierre Fresnay, Actor (1975)
Souphanouvong, President of Laos (1995)
Kenichi Fukui, Chemist (1998)

Tip of the Day : 09 January

Be sure that your luggage is not lost

To prevent your luggage to be lost during a trip by plane, at least on U.S. domestic flights, put a weapon into your luggage, packed according to the regulations and declare it to the Transport Security Administration (TSA). So your bag will be well tracked from check-in to baggage reclaim

* Warning

Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed