Chefs throw their hats in the air in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people throwing chefs hats at the Grand Place in Brussels. Photo: REUTERS/Thierry Roge
Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 9
1953 – A South Korean passenger ferry sank off Pusan with the loss of 349 lives.
1985 – U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy visits banned Winnie Mandela in Brandfort.
1987 – Joint U.S., Thailand weapons stockpile agreement signed.
1991 – Black pupils admitted to white schools in South Africa.
1996 – Chechen rebels seized 2,000 hostages in a southern Russian town and threatened to kill them if their demands were not met.
1998 – Russian cosmonauts complete record-breaking spacewalk outside Mir space station.
2005 – Sudan’s Islamist government and southern rebels signed a peace agreement on ending Africa’s longest-running civil war, which had dragged on for 21 years.
2007 – Carlo Ponti, one of Italy’s best-known film producers and the husband of actress Sophia Loren, died. He was 94.
2007 – Apple’s Steve Jobs introduces original iPhone.
2009 – Motorola presents world’s first certified carbon-free phone.
2012 – Chefs in Brussels break world record for throwing chefs hats in air.