On this day: January 9

POSTED: 10:21 AM PST Jan 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 08, 2016 

The Beatles jump up the charts, Howard Hughes exposes his fake biographer, "The Phantom of the Opera" passes "Cats," and Apple introduces iTunes and the iPhone, years apart, all on this day.

OTD January 9 - daguerreotype
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1839: The French Academy of Sciences announces the daguerreotype photography process. The first commercially successful photographic process, daguerreotype was invented by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre and involved coating copper plates with iodized silver to create a mirror image.


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