Today in history – January 9, 2020

1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.

1861 – Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union, becoming a founding member of the Confederate States of America.

1987 – The White House released a memorandum prepared for President Ronald Reagan in January 1986 that showed a definite link between U.S. arms sales to Iran and the release of American hostages in Lebanon.

2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone.