On this day: January 9

Published: Jan 08 2013 01:21:59 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 09 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

The Beatles jump up the charts, Howard Hughes exposes his fake biographer, "The Phantom of the Opera" passes "Cats," and Apple introduces iTunes and the iPhone, years apart, all on this day.

OTD January 9 - Joan of Arc
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1431: Joan of Arc, who claimed divine guidance in leading the French army to several important victories over the English during the Hundred Years' War, goes on trial for heresy. She would eventually be condemned and then burned at the stake on May 30, 1431.

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