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January 8th History

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January 8th In Pop Culture History


January 8, **** Birthday (fictional) Queen Hippolyta, Wonder Woman, DC Comics

1780 (Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1790 - George Washington gave the first 'State of the Union' message, urging the opening of the US Patent Office.

1815 - Andrew Jackson won the "Battle of New Orleans"

1835 - The United States' official debt was $0.00.

1889 - Dr. Herman Hollerith received the 1st U.S. patent for a tabulating machine, technically this was the first computer patent!

1918 - Mississippi was the 1st state to ratify 18th amendment (prohibition)

1963 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

1964 - US President Lyndon Johnson declared 'War on Poverty'

1966 - #1 Hit January 8, 1966 - February 4, 1966: The Beatles - We Can Work It Out

1977 - #1 Hit January 8, 1977 - January 14, 1977: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. - You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)

1987 - Dow Jones closed above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)

1996 - Jacques Cousteau's Calypso was accidentally rammed by a barge and sank in Singapore Harbour. It was raised, and is now a museum in France.

2002 - President George W. Bush signs into law the bi-partisan No Child Left Behind Act.

2001 - #1 Hit January 8, 2011 - January 28, 2011: Bruno Mars - Grenade


January 8, 2016 Birthday (fictional) Replicant Roy Batty, Blade Runner, Film

January 8th
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Frank Nelson Doubleday (1862)
Oliver Hardy (1892)
Matt Moore (1888, d.1960)
Paul Hartmann (1889)
Alexander Gray (1902)
Gene Roth (1903)
Mary Nadia Wadia (1908)
William Hartnell (1908)
Willie Millowitsch (1909, d.1999)
Richard Cromwell (1910)
Jose Ferrer (1912)
Stanley Prager (1917)
Larry Storch (1923)
Ron Moody (1924)
Evelyn Lear (1926, d.2012)
Soupy Sales (1926)
May Wynn (1931)
Charles Osgood (1933)
Jean-Marie Straub (1933)
Roy Kinnear (1934)
Elvis Presley (1935, d.1977)
Nolan Miller (1935)
Shirley Bassey (1937)
Bob Eubanks (1938)
Anthony Guardine (1940)
Christy Lane (1940)
Graham Chapman (1941)
Boris Vallejo (1941)
John Peterson (1942)
Stephen Hawking (1942)
Yvette Mimieux (1942)
Lee Jackson (1943)
Marcus Hutson (1943)
John Peters (1945)
Terry Slyvester (1945)
Kathleen Noone (1946)
Robby Krieger (1946)
David Bowie (1947)
Gillies Mackinnon (1948)
John McTiernan (1951)
Lauri Walters (1952)
Mike Reno (1955)
Rey Misterio Sr. (1958)
Paul Hester (1959, d.2005)
Jolanda Egger (1960)
Kazuki Takahashi (1961)
Chris Marion (1962)
Peter Gill (1964)
Michelle Forbes (1965)
Maria Pitillo (1966)
Loretta Lee (1966)
Andrew Wood (1966)
Ami Dolenz (1968)
R. Kelly (1969)
Jeff Abercrombie (1969)
Sean Paul (1973)
DJ Clue (1975)
Tift Merritt (1975)
Josh Meyers (1976)
Jenny Lewis (1976)
Ryan Frances (1977)
Amber Benson (1977)
Ron Pederson (1977)
Sarah Polley (1979)
Rachel Nichols (1980)
Gaby Hoffman (1982)
wiL Francis (1982)
Felipe Colombo (1983)
Kim Jong-un (1983)
Rachel Lampa (1985)
Jessica Parker Kennedy (1986)
Jaclyn Linetsky (1986, d.2003)
Adam T. Siska (1988)
Maci Wainwright (1990)
Noah Cyrus (2000)
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