On This Day in History, January 8

If you are exhausted from your daily routine, how about spicing it up by learning some groundbreaking historical facts. There are major events that happened on this day in history, January 8.

Read below to find out!

  • 1918 – President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for lasting peace after World War I.
  • 1920 – The exportation of Canada’s newsprint paper was prohibited
  • 1935 – Rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • 1940 -Great Britain introduced Food Rationing using ration books containing coupons for bacon, butter, and sugar.
  • 1942 -Stephen Hawking was born.
  • 1951 – Actor Burgess Meredith (43) wed ballerina Kaja Sundste.
  • 1958 – Robert James Fischer (14 years old), received the title of U.S. Chess Champion.
  • 1963 –  Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Mona Lisa is exhibited for the first time in history at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.”
  • 1968 – The Otis Redding single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was released on the Volt label almost a month after the singer’s death in a plane crash.
  • 1973 – The Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed.
  • 1973 – Action for Children’s Television made known its request of the U.S. Federal Government to ban advertisements during children’s television shows.
  • 1989 – British Midland Flight 092 a Boeing 737 crashed onto the M1 motorway near East Midlands airport
  • 1998 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • 1998 –  Roseanne Barr filed for divorce from Ben Thomas.
  • 2002 – President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act
  • 2008 – Sen. Hillary Clinton powered to victory in New Hampshire’s 2008 Democratic primary in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House.
  • 2009 – The effects of the recession were fully felt around the world.
  • 2010 – President Barack Obama unveiled a $2.3 billion promise for clean energy jobs.
  • 2013 – The bus driver of a Belgian coach successfully evacuated its forty-five passengers, when the bus caught on fire while traveling through Switzerland.

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