Today in History - January 9

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Thursday, Jan 9 2014 by

1861 – An attempt by U.S. President James Buchanan to reinforce and resupply Fort Sumter, using the unarmed merchant ship Star of the West, failed when it was fired upon by shore batteries.

Fort Sumter (StreetView)
Fort Sumter

1892 – Academic Hall burns down leaving only its columns.

The Columns (Birds Eye)
The Columns