Sunday, January 8, 2012

January 8 in History

January 8 is the eighth day of the year. There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year.
  • 1790 – George Washington delivered the first State of the Union Address in New York City.
  • 1835 - The United States national debt stood at $0 for the only time.
  • 1877 – Crazy Horse fought his last battle against the US Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
  • 1889 – Herman Hollerith was issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.
  • 1912 – The African National Congress was founded.
  • 1940 – Britain introduced food rationing.
  • 1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty in the United States.
  • 1975 – Ella Grasso became Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the US in her own right.
  • 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, D.C.
  • 1982 – AT&T agreed to divest itself of 22 subdivisions.
  • 2002 – President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • 2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona killed six people and wounds 13, including Congresswoman Giffords.

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