Jan. 9, 1913 Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, is born in California.
Jan. 10, 1946 United Nations holds its first General Assembly meeting with 51 nations.
Jan. 11, 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt declares Arizona's Grand Canyon a national monument.
Jan. 12, 2010 An earthquake strikes Haiti just outside the capital, Port-au-Prince, killing more than 200,000 people.
Jan. 15, 1559 Elizabeth I is crowned queen of England at the age of 25.