January 9General MacArthur Returns to the Philippines
1945, the Philippines were secured and 60,000 troops began to land, three months after General MacArthur made his famous return to the war ravaged archipelago. Even after securing the island, the U.S. Navy lost ships to kamikaze strikes.
January 10
1982, a cold snap hits the U.S. lasting over a week with record low temperatures set in scores of cities and states, with many of the records broken on the night of the 17th. Coincidentally, Britain had its all-time low temperature recorded at -17°F (-27.2°C) at Braemar, Aberdeenshire. This low temp was last reached in 1895 in the same place.
January 11
1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo between Honolulu, Hawaii and Oakland, California.
1949, the first recorded occurrence of snow falling in Los Angeles, California was made.
1964, the U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first warning that cigarette smoking may be hazardous to one’s health.
2011, BMW debuted three new cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, including the new 2012 convertible 650i, starting at $91,375 with a 4.4L V-8 engine, available as a six-speed manual transmission or automatic with eight gears.
January 12
1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the resolution to allow women the right to vote.
January 13
1815, the only battle during the War of 1812 to take place in Georgia occurred when the British captured Fort Peter in St. Marys, Georgia.
1982, icy wings and snow jeopardized Air Florida Flight 90 when taking off from Washington National Airport in Arlington County, Virginia. It crashed shortly after take off onto the 14th Street Bridge where it fell into the Potomac River and quickly sank with only the tail above water.
January 15
1973, President Nixon ordered a ceasefire to all bombing in North Vietnam after a preliminary peace agreement made in Paris between U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and representatives from North and South Vietnam.
2004, the NASA Spirit rover rolled onto the surface of Mars.

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