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On this day in 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors--outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves--fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana...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

1916 : Bugatti brother commits suicide

Civil War
1821 : Confederate General James Longstreet born

Cold War
1976 : Chinese leader Zhou Enlai dies

2011 : Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords injured in shooting rampage

1996 : Cargo plane crashes into crowded market

General Interest
1642 : Astronomer Galileo dies in Italy
1815 : The Battle of New Orleans
1867 : Congress expands suffrage in nation's capital
1916 : Allies retreat from Gallipoli
1918 : Wilson announces his 14 Points
1962 : Mona Lisa exhibited in Washington

1941 : William Randolph Hearst stops Citizen Kane ads

1976 : Ragtime wins the National Book Critics Circle Award

1946 : Elvis Presley receives his first guitar

Old West
1877 : Crazy Horse fights his final battle

1815 : Jackson leads troops to victory at New Orleans
1918 : Wilson delivers Fourteen Points speech

2000 : Music City Miracle

Vietnam War
1967 : Operation Cedar Falls is launched
1973 : Peace talks resume in Paris

World War I
1917 : Wilson outlines the Fourteen Points

World War II
1940 : Mussolini questions Hitler's plans


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