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Notable Historical Events for January 8th

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

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

1998Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer

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

1964President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

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

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

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

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

1993Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

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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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

1324Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69

1946Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

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

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