On this day, January 9, in 1945, 68,000 soldiers led by General Douglas MacArthur descended from Lingayen and Dagupan. More than 200000 more followed them. This is part of the Philippines’ recovery from the Japanese hands.
The official calendar of the Republic of the Philippines: an almanac of Philippine commemorations enlivened with illustrations and information. –Manila: Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, .
On this day in 2005, Apple launched iTunes, a digital media player app to match the iPod.
On this day in 1998, scientists who are members of Berkeley National Laboratory’s Supernova Cosmology Project confirmed their observation that galaxies are accelerating and moving away from each other.
January is National Microinsurance Month (Proclamation No. 1212, s. 2007)
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