what is today 2014 pinkKENTUCKY (1/9/14) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

1493 – First sight of manatees (by Christopher Columbus)

1939 – Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72

1956 – Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column first appears in newspapers

1962 – NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks

1967 – Birthday – Dave Matthews, singer/musician (Dave Matthews Band)

1972 – Birthday – Kristie Hicks, Miss America-Kentucky (1996)

1978 – Birthday – AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)

1979 – K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"

1982 – Birthday – Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William

2005 – "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas

2007 – Apple Inc. CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone

2009 – High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah

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