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January 9
In 1913, Richard Milhous Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was born in Yorba Linda, Calif.
In 1942, Japanese troops unleashd an enormous assault against Allied forces on Bataan.
In 1945, during World War II, American forces began landing at Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines. The day saw the most effective kamikaze attacks of the war.
In 1964, anti-U.S. rioting broke out in the Panama Canal Zone, resulting in the deaths of 21 Panamanians and three U.S. soldiers.
In 1995, severe flooding forced people to flee resort communities in the hills north of San Francisco.
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