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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

January 8 - The Day in History

January 8 : General Interest
1877: Crazy Horse fights last battle

On this day in 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors--outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves--fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana... read more


American Revolution
1790 : President George Washington delivers first State of the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-george-washington-delivers-first-state-of-the-union

Automotive
1916 : Bugatti brother commits suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bugatti-brother-commits-suicide

Civil War
1821 : Confederate General James Longstreet born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-general-james-longstreet-born

Cold War
1976 : Chinese leader Zhou Enlai dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-zhou-enlai-dies

Crime
2011 : Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords injured in shooting rampage
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congresswoman-gabrielle-giffords-injured-in-shooting-rampage

Disaster
1996 : Cargo plane crashes into crowded market
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cargo-plane-crashes-into-crowded-market

General Interest
1642 : Astronomer Galileo dies in Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/astronomer-galileo-dies-in-italy
1815 : The Battle of New Orleans
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-new-orleans
1867 : Congress expands suffrage in nation's capital
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-expands-suffrage-in-nations-capital
1916 : Allies retreat from Gallipoli
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-retreat-from-gallipoli
1918 : Wilson announces his 14 Points
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilson-announces-his-14-points
1962 : Mona Lisa exhibited in Washington
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/imona-lisai-exhibited-in-washington

Hollywood
1941 : William Randolph Hearst stops Citizen Kane ads
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-randolph-hearst-stops-citizen-kane-ads

Literary
1976 : Ragtime wins the National Book Critics Circle Award
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ragtime-wins-the-national-book-critics-circle-award

Music
1946 : Elvis Presley receives his first guitar
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/elvis-presley-receives-his-first-guitar

Old West
1877 : Crazy Horse fights his final battle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crazy-horse-fights-his-final-battle

Presidential
1815 : Jackson leads troops to victory at New Orleans
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jackson-leads-troops-to-victory-at-new-orleans
1918 : Wilson delivers Fourteen Points speech
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilson-delivers-fourteen-points-speech

Sports
2000 : Music City Miracle
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/music-city-miracle

Vietnam War
1967 : Operation Cedar Falls is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
1973 : Peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris

World War I
1917 : Wilson outlines the Fourteen Points
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wilson-outlines-the-fourteen-points

World War II
1940 : Mussolini questions Hitler's plans
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mussolini-questions-hitlers-plans


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