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January 08: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 21

January 08

- 1198 - Pope Celestine III (Giacinto Bobo), reigned 1191-98, dies.

- 1198 - Lotario di Segni elected Pope Innocentius III.

- 1297 - Monaco gains its independence (later got complete autonomy from French control).

- 1324 - Marco Polo, Venetian explorer dies at 69. - 1598 - Jews expelled from Genoa, Italy.

- 1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer (father of science) dies at 77.

- 1790 - US: 1st President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address.

- 1816 - Sophie Germain becomes the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her paper on elasticity.

- 1835 - US national debt reports $0 for the first and only time in history. - 1867 - African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Andrew Johnson's veto.

- 1877 - Crazy Horse (Native Indians) and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

- 1902 - USA: 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Illinois) - 1926 - Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd & Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

- 1935 - Birthday: Elvis Presley, American King of Rock and Roll born in Tupelo Mississippi.

- 1942 - Birthday: Stephen Hawking, English physicist born in Oxford, England.

- 1952 - Jordan adopts its constitution. - 1954 - Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio to records his first two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way".

- 1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana (capital).

- 1959 - Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as president of France.

- 1962 - Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train killing 93 people. - 1988 - Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S, an Advanced Scientific Calculator.

- 1989 - A Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, killing 46 people. - 1992 - George H. W. Bush fainted after vomitting on Japanese prime minister Kiichi Miyazawa's lap in Japan.

- 1983 - Birthday: Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea born in Pyongyang, North Korea.

- 1993 - NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman.

- 1996 - Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79.

- 1998 - USA: World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life.

- 2013 - Australia: 130 wildfires across east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes. - 2016 - Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquín Guzmán (El Chapo), 6 months after his escape from prison.

- 2020 - Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 (Flight 752) was shot down shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp. All 176 passengers and crew died.

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