The Hajj, or holy pilgrimage of the Islamic faithful ends tragically for over 700 people in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
20th Century Nomads In 1959 - a look at the great Migration West in the 1950's, as presented by the CBS Radio series The Great Challenge, hosted by Howard K. Smith on January 4, 1959.
News of the day, this day in history for January 9, 1980 - Riots in Iran. Fighting in Afghanistan. Hostage drama in Corsica. Grain futures Market pandemonium based on trade embargo with Soviet Union. Justice William O. Douglas in Intensive Care. Saudi Arabia beheads 63 convicted terrorists over the November Mosque seizure in Mecca. U.S. sells arms to China.