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Notable Historical Events for January 8th

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

1705George F Handel's 1st opera "Almira," premieres in Hamburg

1962Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

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

1992George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

1938Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

2013Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

17901st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

200834th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

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

January 8th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 8th

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

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

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

1969R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], Chicago, Illinois, American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly)

January 8th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 8th

1951Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten

1973Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Notable Deaths on January 8th

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

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

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

1946Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

1324Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69

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

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