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What Happened on January 8th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Twenty-three people are killed in what is described as a police ″massacre″ in La Vega, Caracas, Venezuela.
2020 Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes immediately after takeoff at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport; all 176 on board are killed. The plane was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
2016 Joaquín Guzmán, widely regarded as the world's most powerful drug trafficker, is recaptured following his escape from a maximum security prison in Mexico.
2016 West Air Sweden Flight 294 crashes near the Swedish reservoir of Akkajaure; both pilots, the only people on board, are killed.
2011 Sitting US Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is shot in the head along with 18 others in a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords survived the assassination attempt, but six others died, including John Roll, a federal judge.
2010 Gunmen from an offshoot of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attack a bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, killing three people and injuring another nine.
2009 A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32.
2005 The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
2004 The RMS Queen Mary 2, then the largest ocean liner ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
2003 Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of the 75 passengers.
2003 Air Midwest Flight 5481 crashes at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people on board.
2002 President of the United States George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
1996 An Antonov An-32 cargo aircraft crashes into a crowded market in Kinshasa, Zaire, killing up to 223 people on the ground; two of six crew members are also killed.
1994 Russian 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.
1989 Kegworth air disaster: British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, crashes into the M1 motorway, killing 47 of the 126 people on board.
1982 Breakup of the Bell System: In the United States, AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
1981 A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".
1977 Three bombs explode in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
1975 Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
1973 Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
1973 Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
1972 Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
1961 In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.
1959 Charles de Gaulle is proclaimed as the first President of the French Fifth Republic.
1956 Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making first contact.
1946 Andrei Zhdanov, Chairman of the Finnish Allied Commission, submitted to the Finnish War Criminal Court an interrogation report by General Erich Buschenhagen, a German prisoner of war, on the contacts between Finnish and German military personnel before the Continuation War and a copy of Hitler's Barbarossa plan.
1945 World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack invading Japanese Imperial forces.
1940 World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
1936 Kashf-e hijab decree is made and immediately enforced by Reza Shah, Iran's head of state, banning the wearing of Islamic veils in public.
1926 Crown Prince Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thuỵ is crowned emperor of Vietnam, the country's last monarch.
1926 Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud is crowned King of Hejaz.
1920 The steel strike of 1919 ends in failure for the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.
1918 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
1912 The African National Congress is founded, under the name South African Native National Congress (SANNC).
1900 President William McKinley places Alaska under military rule.
1889 Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.
1877 Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
1867 The United States Congress passes the bill to allow African American men the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
1863 American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield.
1835 US President Andrew Jackson announces a celebratory dinner after having reduced the United States national debt to zero for the only time.
1828 The Democratic Party of the United States is organized.
1815 War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
1811 Charles Deslondes leads an unsuccessful slave revolt in the North American settlements of St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
1806 The Dutch Cape Colony in southern Africa becomes the British Cape Colony as a result of the Battle of Blaauwberg.
1790 George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
1746 Second Jacobite rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
1735 The premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante takes place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
1547 The first Lithuanian-language book, the Catechism of Martynas Mažvydas, is published in Königsberg.
1499 Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany in accordance with a law set by his predecessor, Charles VIII.
1454 The papal bull Romanus Pontifex awards the Kingdom of Portugal exclusive trade and colonization rights to all of Africa south of Cape Bojador.
1297 François Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, leads his men to capture the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco, establishing his family as the rulers of Monaco.
871 Æthelred I and Alfred the Great lead a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
307 Jin Huaidi becomes emperor of China in succession to his father, Jin Huidi, despite a challenge from his uncle, Sima Ying.
Famous People Born on January 8

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Year Name
1792 Lowell Mason, American composer and educator (d. 1872)
1934 Roy Kinnear, British actor (d. 1988)
1904 Karl Brandt, German physician and SS officer (d. 1948)
1946 Robby Krieger, American guitarist and songwriter
1896 Jaromír Weinberger, Czech-American composer and academic (d. 1967)
1982 Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician, 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea (probable)
1923 Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
1900 Dorothy Adams, American character actress (d. 1988)
1923 Giorgio Tozzi, American opera singer and actor (d. 2011)
1900 Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter (d. 1969)
Famous People Deaths On January 8

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Date Name
1880 Emperor Norton, English-American businessman (b. 1811)
1598 John George, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1525)
1945 Karl Ernst Krafft, Swiss astrologer and author (b. 1900)
1815 Edward Pakenham, Anglo-Irish general and politician (b. 1778)
2006 Tony Banks, Baron Stratford, Northern Irish broadcaster and politician, Minister for Sport and the Olympics (b. 1943)
1950 Joseph Schumpeter, Czech-American economist and academic (b. 1883)
1994 Pat Buttram, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
1961 Schoolboy Rowe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)
1918 Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (b. 1827)
1642 Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1564)