The Daily News | January 9

Phoebe Atwood Taylor, mystery author, died, 1976
Apollo Computer created, 1980
5.9 earthquake (E. Canada and New England), 1982
First manned US balloon flight, 1793
US troops invaded the Philippine island of Luzon, 1945
Mississippi seceded from the Union, 1861
The Queen Elizabeth was gutted by fire while docked in Hong Kong, 1972
Connecticut became the fifth US state, 1788
The Concorde jetliner made its first test flight (Bristol, England), 1969
Marco Polo, traveller and memoirist, died, 1324
IRS announced it’d withhold refunds from government loan defaulters, 1986
Surveyor VII (US) soft landed on the moon, 1968