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Calendar for January 8th, 2014

Every Year

  • US: Battle of New Orleans Day

  • 1640s

  • Died 1642: Galileo (astronomer)

  • 1680s

  • Born 1682: Jonathan Belcher (Colonial governor and merchant)

  • 1730s

  • Born 1735: John Carrol (founded Georgetown University)

  • 1790s

  • 1790: First State of the Union message, delivered by President George Washington

  • 1790: President George Washington delivered first State of the Union address

  • 1798: The 11th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, modifying the power of the Supreme Court, was ratified

  • 1800s

  • 1800: First soup kitchens opened in London for the relief of the poor

  • 1806: Lewis and Clark saw a 105-foot-long whale skeleton in NW Oregon

  • 1810s

  • 1815: Andrew Jackson defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812)

  • 1820s

  • Born 1823: Alfred Wallace (naturalist)

  • Died 1825: Eli Whitney (inventor)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1862: Frank Nelson Doubleday (publisher)

  • 1870s

  • 1870: Joseph Lister published the results of his study of antiseptic surgical methods. His use of carbolic acid to sterilize instuments and wounds trebles the survival rate of his patients

  • 1910s

  • 1918: President Wilson delivered his "Fourteen Points" speech, suggesting the creation of a League of Nations

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Larry Storch (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1931: Bill Graham (producer)

  • Born 1935: Elvis Presley (singer)

  • Born 1938: Bob Eubanks (game show host)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1941: Graham Chapman (actor)

  • Born 1942: Stephen Hawking (physicist)

  • Born 1947: David Bowie (singer)

  • Born 1949: Wolfgang Puck (chef)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Jeff Francis (baseball player)

  • Born 1982: Gaby Hoffmann (actress)

  • 1987: The Dow Jones industrial stock average passed the 2,000 mark

  • 1990s

  • Died 1990: Terry-Thomas (comedian)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Dave Thomas (Wendy's fast food entrepreneur)

  • Died 2002: Alexander Prokhorov (Russian scientist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 for work that led to the development of the laser)

  • Died 2007: Iwao Takamoto (cartoonist; created Scooby Doo)

  • Died 2007: Yvonne De Carlo (actress best known as Lily Munster on The Munsters)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2010: Art Clokey (creator of Gumby and Pokey)


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