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
1 / 26
Public domain

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.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • British author PD James

    Wikimedia Commons

    Notable deaths of 2014

    From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

On this Day

  • Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

    Shaun Best/Reuters

    On this day: November 27

    Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.