January 9 in Pop Culture History

January 9 in Pop Culture History
1693 (Earthquake) Sicily, Italy

1788 – Connecticut became the 5th state

1793 – Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first successful balloon flight in the United States, from Philadelphia, PA to Woodbury, NJ.

1857 (Earthquake) Fort Tejon, California

1947 – Elizabeth “Betty” Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, was last seen alive.

1951 – Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an “X” rating, premiered in London… ‘X’ ratings at that …