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Notable Historical Events for January 8th

1956Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)

2002President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

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

1995Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

1734Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

1993Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

1959Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of France's 5th Republic

1993NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

1968Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV

1978Harvey Milk becomes the 1st openly gay person elected to public office in California

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Notable Birthdays on January 8th

1823Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)

1821James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

1935Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)

1942Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

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Notable Weddings on January 8th

1811US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)

1951Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten

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Notable Deaths on January 8th

1946Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

1972Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

1324Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69

1976Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)

1825Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), dies of prostate cancer at 59

1642Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy

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