Sunday, November 27, 2022 (Week 48)

January 8 in History

What happened on January 8 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 8 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 8 in history.

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2011
An attempted assassination of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords is part of a shooting spree in which Jared Lee Loughner kills 6 and wounds 13.
2004
The largest passenger ship in history, the RMS Queen Mary 2, is christened by Queen Elizabeth II, granddaughter of Queen Mary.
2002
US President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act, intended to improve America’s educational system.
1994
Valeri Polyakov, a Russian cosmonaut leaves earth, bound for the Mir space station; he will spend a record 437 days in space.
1982
AT&T agrees to divest 22 subdivisions as part of an antitrust agreement.
1979
The United States advises the Shah to leave Iran.
1975
Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first female governor in the US who did not come into office by succeeding her husband.
1963
President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.
1954
President Dwight Eisenhower proposes stripping convicted Communists of their U.S. citizenship.
1946
President Harry S. Truman vows to stand by the Yalta accord on self-determination for the Balkans.
1940
Great Britain begins rationing sugar, meat and butter.
1908
A subway line opens linking the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
1900
The Boers attack the British in Ladysmith, South Africa, but are turned back.
1892
A coal mine explosion kills 100 in McAlister, Oklahoma.
1871
Prussian troops begin to bombard Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.
1815
A rag-tag army under Andrew Jackson defeats the British on the fields of Chalmette in the Battle of New Orleans.
1745
England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands form an alliance against Russia.
1681
The Treaty of Radzin ends a five year war between the Turks and the allied countries of Russia and Poland.