THE FOLLOWING EVENTS TOOK PLACE ON JANUARY 9
1902 - New York State introduces a bill to outlaw flirting in public.
1908 - French writer, feminist, prominent existentialist, and longtime companion of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir is born in Paris. She's the author of novels and autobiographical works, including Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter (1958), but she is best known for her influential study of women in society, The Second Sex (1949). Gloria Steinem said: "If any single human being can be credited with inspiring the woman's movement, it's Simone de Beauvoir."
1913 - The 37th president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon, is born in Yorba Linda, California. He ran for president in 1960, and lost to John F. Kennedy by only 113,000 out of 69 million votes cast. Two years later, he lost the race for governor of California and announced that he was quitting politics, saying, "You won't have Richard Nixon to kick around any more." But in 1968 he ran for President a second time, this time defeating the Democratic nominee, Hubert H. Humphrey.
1922 - Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley move into the apartment at 74 rue Cardinal Lemoine.
1924 - Virginia Woolf buys the lease on a house at 52 Tavistock Square in Bloomsbury. Their associates will become known in cultural circles as the Bloomsbury Group.
1944 - Jimmy Page, guitarist with Led Zeppelin, is born in Heston, England.
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