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January 8th, 2008 (January 08 2008)EventNew Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so. Oddly enough, it happened within hours of the death of Clyde Otis.
January 8th, 2008 (January 08 2008)DeathGeorge Moore, Australian champion jockey (born in 1923)
January 8th, 2008 (January 08 2008)DeathClyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (born in c. 1924)
January 8th, 2007 (January 08 2007)DeathJane Bolin, first African American female judge (born in 1908)
January 8th, 2007 (January 08 2007)DeathYvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (born in 1922)
January 8th, 2007 (January 08 2007)DeathFrancis Cockfield, British politician (born in 1916)
January 8th, 2007 (January 08 2007)DeathDavid Ervine, Northern Irish politician (born in 1953)
January 8th, 2007 (January 08 2007)DeathIwao Takamoto, American animator (born in 1925)
January 8th, 2006 (January 08 2006)EventA magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.
January 8th, 2006 (January 08 2006)DeathTony Banks, British politician (born in 1943)Tony Banks Quotes
January 8th, 2005 (January 08 2005)DeathCampbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (born in 1952)
January 8th, 2005 (January 08 2005)DeathWarren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
January 8th, 2005 (January 08 2005)DeathMichel Thomas, Polish linguist (born in 1914)
January 8th, 2004 (January 08 2004)EventThe RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake s granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
January 8th, 2004 (January 08 2004)DeathJohn A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (born in 1930)
January 8th, 2003 (January 08 2003)DeathRon Goodwin, British composer and conductor (born in 1925)
January 8th, 2002 (January 08 2002)EventPresident George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.George W. Bush Quotes
January 8th, 2002 (January 08 2002)DeathAlexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (born in 1916)
January 8th, 2002 (January 08 2002)DeathDave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (born in 1932)
January 8th, 2000 (January 08 2000)DeathDerrick Thomas, American football player (born in 1967)
January 8th, 2000 (January 08 2000)DeathFritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (born in 1918)
January 8th, 1998 (January 08 1998)DeathMichael Tippett, English composer (born in 1905)
January 8th, 1997 (January 08 1997)DeathMelvin Calvin, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1911)
January 8th, 1996 (January 08 1996)EventAn Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
January 8th, 1996 (January 08 1996)DeathJohn Hargreaves, Australian actor (born in 1945)
January 8th, 1996 (January 08 1996)DeathFrancois Mitterrand, President of France (born in 1916)
January 8th, 1996 (January 08 1996)DeathHoward Taubman, American music and theater critic (born in 1907)
January 8th, 1995 (January 08 1995)DeathCarlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer (born in 1942)
January 8th, 1994 (January 08 1994)EventRussian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
January 8th, 1994 (January 08 1994)DeathPat Buttram, American actor (born in 1915)
January 8th, 1994 (January 08 1994)DeathHarvey Haddix, American baseball player (born in 1925)
January 8th, 1991 (January 08 1991)BirthAsuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
January 8th, 1991 (January 08 1991)DeathSteve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (born in 1960)
January 8th, 1990 (January 08 1990)BirthMaci Wainwright, American singer
January 8th, 1990 (January 08 1990)DeathTerry-Thomas, British actor, comedian (born in 1911)
January 8th, 1989 (January 08 1989)EventThe Kegworth air disaster. British Midland flight 92 crashes into the M1 motorway killing 47 people out of 127 onboard.
January 8th, 1989 (January 08 1989)EventBeginning of Japanese Heisei era.
January 8th, 1988 (January 08 1988)BirthAdam T. Siska, American musician
January 8th, 1986 (January 08 1986)BirthJaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (died in 2003)
January 8th, 1986 (January 08 1986)BirthDavid Silva, Spanish footballer
January 8th, 1986 (January 08 1986)DeathPierre Fournier, French cellist (born in 1906)
January 8th, 1985 (January 08 1985)BirthRachael Lampa, American singer
January 8th, 1984 (January 08 1984)BirthJeff Francoeur, American baseball player
January 8th, 1983 (January 08 1983)BirthChris Mordetzky, American wrestler
January 8th, 1983 (January 08 1983)BirthFelipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor and singer
January 8th, 1983 (January 08 1983)DeathGerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (born in 1919)
January 8th, 1983 (January 08 1983)DeathRon Frazer, Australian actor (born in 1924)
January 8th, 1983 (January 08 1983)DeathTom McCall, Governor of Oregon (born in 1913)
January 8th, 1982 (January 08 1982)EventAT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
January 8th, 1982 (January 08 1982)BirthEmanuele Calaio, Italian footballer
January 8th, 1982 (January 08 1982)BirthwiL Francis, American singer
January 8th, 1982 (January 08 1982)BirthGaby Hoffmann, American actress
January 8th, 1982 (January 08 1982)BirthJohn Utaka, Nigerian footballer
January 8th, 1982 (January 08 1982)DeathGregoire Aslan, Armenian actor (born in 1908)
January 8th, 1981 (January 08 1981)BirthJeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
January 8th, 1981 (January 08 1981)BirthXie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
January 8th, 1981 (January 08 1981)DeathMatthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (born in 1925)
January 8th, 1980 (January 08 1980)BirthRachel Nichols, American actress
January 8th, 1980 (January 08 1980)DeathJohn Mauchly, American physicist (born in 1907)
January 8th, 1979 (January 08 1979)EventThe tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland (The Betelgeuse incident).
January 8th, 1979 (January 08 1979)BirthSeol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
January 8th, 1979 (January 08 1979)BirthAdrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
January 8th, 1979 (January 08 1979)BirthSarah Polley, Canadian actress
January 8th, 1979 (January 08 1979)BirthStipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
January 8th, 1979 (January 08 1979)DeathSara Carter, American country musician (born in 1898)
January 8th, 1978 (January 08 1978)BirthBoris Avrukh, Israeli chess grandmaster
January 8th, 1978 (January 08 1978)BirthMarco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player
January 8th, 1977 (January 08 1977)BirthAmber Benson, American actress
January 8th, 1977 (January 08 1977)BirthRon Pederson, Canadian actor
January 8th, 1977 (January 08 1977)BirthLee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
January 8th, 1976 (January 08 1976)BirthJenny Lewis, American actress and musicianJenny Lewis Quotes
January 8th, 1976 (January 08 1976)BirthJosh Meyers, American actor
January 8th, 1976 (January 08 1976)BirthCarl Pavano, American baseball player
January 8th, 1976 (January 08 1976)BirthBrad Snyder, Canadian shot putter
January 8th, 1976 (January 08 1976)DeathZhou Enlai, Premier of the People s Republic of China (born in 1898)
January 8th, 1976 (January 08 1976)DeathRobert Forgan, British fascist (born in 1891)
January 8th, 1975 (January 08 1975)EventElla Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States who did not succeed her husband.
January 8th, 1975 (January 08 1975)BirthDJ Clue, American DJ and producer
January 8th, 1975 (January 08 1975)BirthHarris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
January 8th, 1975 (January 08 1975)DeathJohn Gregson, English actor (born in 1919)
January 8th, 1975 (January 08 1975)DeathRichard Tucker, American tenor (born in 1913)
January 8th, 1973 (January 08 1973)EventSoviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
January 8th, 1973 (January 08 1973)EventWatergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
January 8th, 1973 (January 08 1973)BirthMark Knight, English sound designer
January 8th, 1973 (January 08 1973)BirthSean Paul, Jamaican singer
January 8th, 1973 (January 08 1973)BirthJason Stevens, Australian rugby league footballer
January 8th, 1972 (January 08 1972)DeathKenneth Patchen, American poet (born in 1911)Kenneth Patchen Quotes
January 8th, 1971 (January 08 1971)BirthJason Giambi, American baseball player
January 8th, 1971 (January 08 1971)BirthPascal Zuberbuhler, Swiss footballer
January 8th, 1970 (January 08 1970)BirthRachel Friend, Australian actress
January 8th, 1970 (January 08 1970)DeathGeorges Guibourg, French performer (born in 1891)
January 8th, 1969 (January 08 1969)BirthJeff Abercrombie, American musician
January 8th, 1969 (January 08 1969)BirthAmi Dolenz, American actress
January 8th, 1969 (January 08 1969)DeathAlbert Hill, British athlete (born in 1889)
January 8th, 1968 (January 08 1968)BirthKeith Mullings, American boxer
January 8th, 1967 (January 08 1967)BirthR. Kelly, American singer
January 8th, 1967 (January 08 1967)DeathZbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (born in 1927)
January 8th, 1966 (January 08 1966)BirthIgor Vyazmikin, Russian ice hockey player
January 8th, 1966 (January 08 1966)BirthAndrew Wood, American musician (died in 1990)
January 8th, 1965 (January 08 1965)BirthMichelle Forbes, American actress
January 8th, 1964 (January 08 1964)EventPresident Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
January 8th, 1963 (January 08 1963)DeathKay Sage, American artist and poet (born in 1898)
January 8th, 1962 (January 08 1962)EventLeonardo da Vinci s Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
January 8th, 1962 (January 08 1962)EventThe Harmelen train disaster kills 93 people in The Netherlands.
January 8th, 1962 (January 08 1962)BirthChris Marion, American musician
January 8th, 1961 (January 08 1961)EventIn France, a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle s policies in Algeria.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
January 8th, 1961 (January 08 1961)BirthCalvin Smith, American athlete
January 8th, 1961 (January 08 1961)BirthKazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
January 8th, 1959 (January 08 1959)EventFidel Castro s Cuban Revolution is completed with the take over of Santiago de Cuba.Fidel Castro Quotes
January 8th, 1959 (January 08 1959)BirthPaul Hester, Australian drummer (died in 2005)
January 8th, 1958 (January 08 1958)BirthRey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
January 8th, 1958 (January 08 1958)DeathPaul Pilgrim, American athlete (born in 1883)
January 8th, 1957 (January 08 1957)BirthNacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
January 8th, 1956 (January 08 1956)EventOperation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
January 8th, 1956 (January 08 1956)DeathJim Elliot, American Christian missionary (born in 1928)Jim Elliot Quotes
January 8th, 1955 (January 08 1955)BirthSpiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
January 8th, 1955 (January 08 1955)BirthMike Reno, Canadian musician
January 8th, 1953 (January 08 1953)BirthBruce Sutter, American baseball player
January 8th, 1953 (January 08 1953)DeathAdmiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (born in 1883)
January 8th, 1952 (January 08 1952)BirthVladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
January 8th, 1951 (January 08 1951)BirthKenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
January 8th, 1951 (January 08 1951)BirthJohn McTiernan, American film director
January 8th, 1950 (January 08 1950)DeathJoseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (born in 1883)
January 8th, 1948 (January 08 1948)BirthGillies MacKinnon, Scottish film director
January 8th, 1948 (January 08 1948)DeathKurt Schwitters, German painter (born in 1887)
January 8th, 1948 (January 08 1948)DeathRichard Tauber, Austrian tenor (born in 1891)
January 8th, 1947 (January 08 1947)BirthDon Bendell, American author & karate master
January 8th, 1947 (January 08 1947)BirthDavid Bowie, English musicianDavid Bowie Quotes
January 8th, 1947 (January 08 1947)BirthSamuel Schmid, Swiss politician
January 8th, 1947 (January 08 1947)BirthTerry Sylvester, British singer and musician
January 8th, 1946 (January 08 1946)BirthRobby Krieger, American musician
January 8th, 1945 (January 08 1945)BirthJeannie Lewis, Australian actress and singer
January 8th, 1945 (January 08 1945)BirthKojo Nnamdi, Guyanese-born American radio host
January 8th, 1945 (January 08 1945)BirthKathleen Noone, American actress
January 8th, 1945 (January 08 1945)DeathKarl Krafft, Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (born in 1900)
January 8th, 1944 (January 08 1944)BirthTerry Brooks, American writer
January 8th, 1944 (January 08 1944)DeathWilliam Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (born in 1878)
January 8th, 1943 (January 08 1943)DeathRichard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (born in 1919)
January 8th, 1942 (January 08 1942)BirthValya Balkanska, Bulgarian folk singer
January 8th, 1942 (January 08 1942)BirthStephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and authorStephen King Quotes
January 8th, 1942 (January 08 1942)BirthJunichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
January 8th, 1942 (January 08 1942)BirthYvette Mimieux, American actress
January 8th, 1942 (January 08 1942)DeathJoseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (born in 1869)
January 8th, 1941 (January 08 1941)BirthGraham Chapman, British comedian (died in 1989)
January 8th, 1941 (January 08 1941)BirthBoris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
January 8th, 1941 (January 08 1941)DeathRobert Baden-Powell, English founder of scouting (born in 1857)
January 8th, 1940 (January 08 1940)EventWorld War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
January 8th, 1938 (January 08 1938)BirthBob Eubanks, American game show host
January 8th, 1938 (January 08 1938)BirthYevgeny Nesterenko, Russian bass-baritone
January 8th, 1938 (January 08 1938)DeathJohnny Gruelle, Creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (born in 1880)
January 8th, 1937 (January 08 1937)BirthDame Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
January 8th, 1936 (January 08 1936)BirthZdenek Macal, Czech conductor
January 8th, 1936 (January 08 1936)BirthRobert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
January 8th, 1935 (January 08 1935)BirthElvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (died in 1977)Elvis Presley Quotes
January 8th, 1934 (January 08 1934)BirthJacques Anquetil, French cyclist (died in 1987)
January 8th, 1934 (January 08 1934)BirthGene Freese, American baseball player
January 8th, 1934 (January 08 1934)BirthRoy Kinnear, English actor (died in 1988)
January 8th, 1934 (January 08 1934)BirthAlexandra Ripley, American writer (died in 2004)
January 8th, 1934 (January 08 1934)DeathAndrei Bely, Russian writer (born in 1880)
January 8th, 1934 (January 08 1934)DeathSerge Stavisky, French financier and embezzler (born in 1886)
January 8th, 1933 (January 08 1933)BirthCharles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
January 8th, 1933 (January 08 1933)BirthJean-Marie Straub, French film director
January 8th, 1933 (January 08 1933)BirthKo Un, Korean poet
January 8th, 1932 (January 08 1932)DeathEurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (born in 1866)
January 8th, 1931 (January 08 1931)BirthBill Graham, German-born American music promoter (died in 1991)
January 8th, 1929 (January 08 1929)BirthSaeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
January 8th, 1928 (January 08 1928)BirthGaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (died in 1996)
January 8th, 1928 (January 08 1928)BirthSlade Gorton, former American politician
January 8th, 1927 (January 08 1927)BirthCharles Tomlinson, British poet and translator
January 8th, 1926 (January 08 1926)EventAbdul-Aziz ibn Saud becomes the King of Hejaz and renames it Saudi Arabia.
January 8th, 1926 (January 08 1926)BirthEvelyn Lear, American soprano
January 8th, 1926 (January 08 1926)BirthKelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (died in 2004)
January 8th, 1926 (January 08 1926)BirthHanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
January 8th, 1926 (January 08 1926)BirthSoupy Sales, American comedian
January 8th, 1925 (January 08 1925)BirthHelmuth Hubener, German activist (died in 1942)
January 8th, 1924 (January 08 1924)BirthBenjamin Lees, American composer
January 8th, 1924 (January 08 1924)BirthRon Moody, English actor
January 8th, 1923 (January 08 1923)BirthLarry Storch, American actor
January 8th, 1923 (January 08 1923)BirthGiorgio Tozzi, American bass
January 8th, 1923 (January 08 1923)BirthJohnny Wardle, English cricketer (died in 1985)
January 8th, 1923 (January 08 1923)BirthJoseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (died in 2008)
January 8th, 1922 (January 08 1922)BirthAbbey Simon, U.S. pianist
January 8th, 1921 (January 08 1921)BirthHerta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
January 8th, 1918 (January 08 1918)EventPresident Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
January 8th, 1918 (January 08 1918)DeathEllis H. Roberts, American politician (born in 1827)
January 8th, 1916 (January 08 1916)EventWorld War I: Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli.
January 8th, 1916 (January 08 1916)DeathAda Rehan, Irish-born American actress (born in 1860)
January 8th, 1916 (January 08 1916)DeathRembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (born in 1884)
January 8th, 1915 (January 08 1915)BirthWalker Cooper, American baseball player (died in 1991)
January 8th, 1912 (January 08 1912)EventThe African National Congress is founded.
January 8th, 1911 (January 08 1911)BirthTom Delaney, British racing driver (died in 2006)
January 8th, 1910 (January 08 1910)BirthGalina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina (died in 1988)
January 8th, 1909 (January 08 1909)BirthJose Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (died in 1992)
January 8th, 1909 (January 08 1909)BirthWilly Millowitsch, German actor (died in 1999)
January 8th, 1909 (January 08 1909)BirthEvelyn Wood, American educator (died in 1995)
January 8th, 1908 (January 08 1908)BirthWilliam Hartnell, British actor (died in 1975)
January 8th, 1906 (January 08 1906)EventA landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
January 8th, 1905 (January 08 1905)BirthGiacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (died in 1988)
January 8th, 1905 (January 08 1905)BirthFranjo Cardinal Seper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (died in 1981)
January 8th, 1904 (January 08 1904)BirthKarl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (died in 1948)Karl Brandt Quotes
January 8th, 1903 (January 08 1903)BirthIgor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (died in 1960)
January 8th, 1902 (January 08 1902)BirthGeorgy Malenkov, Soviet politician (died in 1988)
January 8th, 1902 (January 08 1902)BirthCarl Rogers, American psychologist (died in 1987)
January 8th, 1901 (January 08 1901)DeathJohn Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (born in 1873)
January 8th, 1900 (January 08 1900)EventPresident William McKinley places Alaska under military rule.William McKinley Quotes
January 8th, 1900 (January 08 1900)BirthDame Merlyn Myer, Australian philanthropist (died in 1982)
January 8th, 1899 (January 08 1899)BirthSolomon Bandaranaike, Ceylonese Prime Minister (died in 1959) Solomon Quotes
January 8th, 1897 (January 08 1897)BirthDennis Wheatley, British author (died in 1977)
January 8th, 1896 (January 08 1896)BirthArthur Ford, American psychic (died in 1971)
January 8th, 1896 (January 08 1896)BirthJaromir Weinberger, Czech-American composer (died in 1967)Ric Berger Quotes
January 8th, 1896 (January 08 1896)DeathWilliam Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (born in 1825)
January 8th, 1896 (January 08 1896)DeathPaul Verlaine, French poet (born in 1844)Paul Verlaine Quotes
January 8th, 1894 (January 08 1894)BirthSt Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (died in 1941)
January 8th, 1891 (January 08 1891)BirthWalther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (died in 1957)
January 8th, 1891 (January 08 1891)BirthStorm Jameson, English writer (died in 1986)
January 8th, 1891 (January 08 1891)BirthBronislava Nijinska, Russian choreographer (died in 1972)
January 8th, 1888 (January 08 1888)BirthRichard Courant, German-American mathematician (died in 1972)
January 8th, 1888 (January 08 1888)BirthMatthew Moore, Irish-American actor (died in 1960)
January 8th, 1885 (January 08 1885)BirthJohn Curtin, Australian politician (died in 1945)
January 8th, 1885 (January 08 1885)BirthA. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (died in 1967)
January 8th, 1883 (January 08 1883)BirthPavel Filonov, Russian painter (died in 1941)
January 8th, 1883 (January 08 1883)BirthPatrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (died in 1963)
January 8th, 1881 (January 08 1881)BirthHenrik Shipstead, American politician (died in 1960)
January 8th, 1880 (January 08 1880)DeathJoshua A. Norton, American eccentric (born in 1811)
January 8th, 1878 (January 08 1878)DeathNikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (born in 1821)
January 8th, 1877 (January 08 1877)EventCrazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).
January 8th, 1874 (January 08 1874)DeathCharles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (born in 1814)
January 8th, 1873 (January 08 1873)BirthIuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (died in 1953)
January 8th, 1873 (January 08 1873)BirthElena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (died in 1956)
January 8th, 1871 (January 08 1871)BirthJames Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (died in 1940)
January 8th, 1870 (January 08 1870)BirthMiguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish politician (died in 1930)
January 8th, 1867 (January 08 1867)EventAfrican American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
January 8th, 1867 (January 08 1867)BirthEmily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (died in 1961)
January 8th, 1866 (January 08 1866)BirthWilliam G. Conley, American politician (died in 1940)
January 8th, 1865 (January 08 1865)DeathAime, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (born in 1779)
January 8th, 1864 (January 08 1864)BirthPrince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (died in 1892)
January 8th, 1863 (January 08 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
January 8th, 1862 (January 08 1862)BirthFrank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (died in 1934)
January 8th, 1860 (January 08 1860)BirthEmma Booth, daughter of William and Catherine Booth (died in 1903)William Booth Quotes
January 8th, 1854 (January 08 1854)DeathWilliam Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (born in 1768)
January 8th, 1852 (January 08 1852)BirthJames Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (died in 1931)
January 8th, 1843 (January 08 1843)BirthFrederick Abberline, British police investigator (died in 1929)
January 8th, 1843 (January 08 1843)BirthJohn H. Moffitt, American politician (died in 1926)
January 8th, 1838 (January 08 1838)EventAlfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
January 8th, 1836 (January 08 1836)BirthLawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (died in 1912)
January 8th, 1835 (January 08 1835)EventThe United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
January 8th, 1830 (January 08 1830)BirthHans von Bulow, German pianist and composer (died in 1894)
January 8th, 1825 (January 08 1825)DeathEli Whitney, American inventor (born in 1765)
January 8th, 1824 (January 08 1824)BirthFrancisco Gonzalez Bocanegra, Mexican poet (died in 1861)
January 8th, 1824 (January 08 1824)BirthWilkie Collins, British novelist (died in 1889)Wilkie Collins Quotes
January 8th, 1823 (January 08 1823)BirthAlfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (died in 1913)Alfred Russel Wallace Quotes
January 8th, 1821 (January 08 1821)BirthJames Longstreet, American Confederate general (died in 1904)
January 8th, 1821 (January 08 1821)BirthW.H.L. Wallace, American Union general (died in 1862)
January 8th, 1817 (January 08 1817)BirthSir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (died in 1893)
January 8th, 1815 (January 08 1815)EventWar of 1812: Battle of New OrleansAndrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.Andrew Jackson Quotes
January 8th, 1815 (January 08 1815)DeathEdward Pakenham, British general (born in 1778)
January 8th, 1812 (January 08 1812)BirthSigismond Thalberg, French pianist and composer (died in 1871)
January 8th, 1811 (January 08 1811)EventA unsuccessful slave revolt was led by Charles Deslandes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
January 8th, 1806 (January 08 1806)EventCape Colony becomes a British colony.
January 8th, 1805 (January 08 1805)BirthJohn Bigler, American politician (died in 1871)
January 8th, 1805 (January 08 1805)BirthOrson Hyde, American religious leader (died in 1878)
January 8th, 1794 (January 08 1794)DeathJustus Moser, German statesman (born in 1720)
January 8th, 1792 (January 08 1792)BirthLowell Mason, American composer (died in 1872)
January 8th, 1790 (January 08 1790)EventGeorge Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address address in New York City.George Washington Quotes
January 8th, 1789 (January 08 1789)DeathJack Broughton, English boxer (bc. 1703)
January 8th, 1788 (January 08 1788)BirthArchduke Rudolph of Austria (died in 1831)
January 8th, 1788 (January 08 1788)BirthPavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (died in 1874)
January 8th, 1786 (January 08 1786)BirthNicholas Biddle, American banking executive (died in 1844)
January 8th, 1775 (January 08 1775)DeathJohn Baskerville, English printer (born in 1706)
January 8th, 1763 (January 08 1763)BirthEdmond Charles Genet, French diplomat (died in 1834)
January 8th, 1746 (January 08 1746)EventBonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
January 8th, 1735 (January 08 1735)BirthJohn Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (died in 1815)
January 8th, 1734 (January 08 1734)EventPremiere of George Frideric Handel s Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.George Frideric Handel Quotes
January 8th, 1713 (January 08 1713)DeathArcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (born in 1653)
January 8th, 1707 (January 08 1707)DeathJohn Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (born in 1648)John Scott Quotes
January 8th, 1642 (January 08 1642)DeathGalileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and scientist (born in 1564)Galileo Galilei Quotes
January 8th, 1635 (January 08 1635)BirthLuis Manuel Fernandez de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (died in 1709)
January 8th, 1632 (January 08 1632)BirthSamuel Pufendorf, German jurist (died in 1694)
January 8th, 1628 (January 08 1628)BirthFrancois Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (died in 1695)
January 8th, 1601 (January 08 1601)BirthBaltasar Gracian y Morales, Spanish writer (died in 1658)Baltasar Gracian Quotes
January 8th, 1598 (January 08 1598)DeathJohn George, Elector of Brandenburg (born in 1525)
January 8th, 1587 (January 08 1587)BirthJohannes Fabricius, German astronomer (died in 1616)
January 8th, 1583 (January 08 1583)BirthSimon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (died in 1643)
January 8th, 1570 (January 08 1570)DeathPhilibert de l Orme, French architect (bc. 1510)
January 8th, 1557 (January 08 1557)DeathAlbert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (born in 1522)
January 8th, 1556 (January 08 1556)BirthUesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (died in 1623)
January 8th, 1499 (January 08 1499)EventLouis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
January 8th, 1464 (January 08 1464)DeathThomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (born in 1385)
January 8th, 1456 (January 08 1456)DeathSt Lawrence Justinian, Italian bishop and first Patriarch of Venice (born in 1381)
January 8th, 1337 (January 08 1337)DeathGiotto di Bondone, Italian artist (born in 1267)
January 8th, 1324 (January 08 1324)DeathMarco Polo, Italian explorer (born in 1254)
January 8th, 1297 (January 08 1297)EventMonaco gains its independence.
January 8th, 1198 (January 08 1198)DeathPope Celestine III (bc. 1106)
January 8th, 1107 (January 08 1107)DeathEdgar of Scotland (born in 1074)
January 8th, 1100 (January 08 1100)DeathAntipope Clement III (bc. 1029)
January 8th, 0871 (January 08 0871)EventBattle of AshdownEthelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army.
January 8th, 0482 (January 08 0482)DeathSaint Severinus of Noricum

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