Today in History for January 9th

Highlights of Today in History: Former U.S. President Richard Nixon is born, Howard Hughes identifies fake biography, Unmanned probe lands on moon, the Phantom of the Opera becomes the longest running Broadway show. (Jan

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NIXON: But as President I must put the interests of America first.

SANDY KOZEL: January 9th, 1913 President Richard Nixon is born in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon oversaw a Cold War detente with the Soviet Union and China while winding down the Vietnam War. But he became the only president to ever resign facing likely impeachment over the Watergate scandal. 1972 reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes speaking by phone from the Bahamas to reporters in Hollywood says a purported biography of him is a fake. 1968, Surveyor 7, America's last unmanned probe of the moon, lands on the lunar surface. The following year Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make history as the first humans to set foot on the moon. And 2006,

- (SINGING) The phantom of the opera is there inside my heart.

SANDY KOZEL: In New York, the Phantom of the Opera leaps past Cats to become the longest running show in Broadway history. Today in history, January 9. Sandy Kozel The Associated Press.