Basel, Richard Nixon, U.N. Opens

On this day: January 9
The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing bubonic plague, were rounded up and incinerated (1349)

The United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City (1951)

b: Richard Nixon (1913), Joan Baez (1941); d: Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1927)

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