Friday, January 08, 2010

January 9th

1431: Joan of Arc's trial begins in Rouen, France. Joan's lawyers unsuccessfully try to get the trial moved to Los Angeles.

1951: The United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City. Even the nearby hookers decide the neighborhood has become too sleazy and move on.

2005: Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by a car bomb.


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