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January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 357 days remaining (358 in leap years). Jump to: navigation, search The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nowadays nearly everywhere in the world. ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ...

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Jump to: navigation, search January, from the Très riches heures du duc de Berry January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Events Nine battles are fought between the Danes and Wessex. ... Jump to: navigation, search King Ethelred I or Æþelræd I (c. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Toba of Japan Emperor Tsuchimikado ascends to the throne of Japan January 8 - Pope Innocent III ascends Papal Throne Frederick II, infant son of German King Henry VI, crowned King of Sicily Births August 24 - Alexander II of Scotland (d. ... Innocent III, né Lotario de Conti (Gavignano, near Anagni, ca. ... Jump to: navigation, search The pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Catholic Church. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events 8 January - Monaco gains independence. ... Events January 8 - Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany due to law set by his predecessor, Louis VIII July 22 - Battle of Dornach - The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I. July 28 - First Battle of Lepanto - The Turkish navy wins a decisive victory over... Jump to: navigation, search Louis XII the Father of the People (French: Louis XII le Père du Peuple) (June 27, 1462 – January 1, 1515) was King of France 1498 – January 1, 1515. ... Court of the Ladies of Queen Anne of Brittany, Miniature representing this lady weeping on account of the absence of her husband during the Italian war. ... Events January 8 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels opera Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Frideric Handel (German Georg Friedrich Händel), (February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759) was a German Baroque music composer who lived much of his life in Great Britain, a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... Ariodante is an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... Jump to: navigation, search Covent Garden is a shopping and entertainment complex in central London. ... Events January 8 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling April 16 - Battle of Culloden brings an end to the Jacobite Risings October 22 - The College of New Jersey is founded (it becomes Princeton University in 1896) October 28 - An earthquake demolishes Lima and Callao, in Peru Catharine de Ricci (born 1522... For the U.S. politician, see Charles E. Stuart Bonnie Prince Charlie Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (December 31, 1720 – January 31, 1788), was the exiled claimant to the thrones of Ireland, commonly known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. Charles was the son of James Francis Edward Stuart, the Old... Jump to: navigation, search Stirling (Sruighlea in Gaelic) is a city in Central Scotland, in the district of Stirling. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) was an American planter, political figure, the highest ranking military leader in U.S. history and first President of the United States. ... The State of the Union Address is an annual event in which the President of the United States reports on the status of the country, normally to a joint session of the U.S. Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate). ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Map of European presence in 1652 The Cape Colony was a part of South Africa under British occupation during the 19th century. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Deslandes led an unsuccessful slave revolt in St. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The War of 1812 was a conflict fought on land in North America and at sea around the world between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Battle of New Orleans, also known as the Battle of Chalmette Plantation, took place on January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812, when the United States forces defeated the British. ... Jump to: navigation, search Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845), one of the founders of the Democratic Party, was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Alfred Lewis Vail (September 25, 1807 - January 18, 1859) was a machinist and inventor. ... Telegraphy (from the Greek words tele = far away and grapho = write) is the long distance transmission of written messages without physical transport of letters, originally over wire. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1922 Chart of the Morse Code Letters and Numerals Morse Code is a method for transmitting information, using standardized sequences of short and long marks or pulses -- commonly known as dots and dashes -- for the letters, numerals and special characters of a message. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Borax, also called sodium borate or sodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound. ... John Veatch, a surgeon, surveyor, and scientist, was known for his discovery of large deposits of borax in mineral water at Tuscan Springs, California, on January 8th, 1856. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Battle of Springfield II Conflict American Civil War Date January 8, 1863 Place Greene County, Missouri Result Union victory, although the raid ultimately failed. ... Jump to: navigation, search The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-three mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right... Jump to: navigation, search 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... ... Jump to: navigation, search 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Crazy Horse (Sioux: Tasunka witko, pronounced tashúnka uitko), (December 4, 1849 - September 5, 1877) was a respected member of the Oglala Sioux Native American tribe and is noted for his courage in battle. ... The United States Cavalry was a horse-mounted cavalry force which existed in various forms between 1775 to 1942. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195... Jump to: navigation, search 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Herman Hollerith (1860-1929) Herman Hollerith (February 29, 1860 – November 17, 1929) was an American statistician who developed the Jacquards punched card idea to represent the census data, and to then read and collate this data using an automatic machine. ... Categories: Stub ... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... World Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 The World Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds fair, was held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbuss discovery of the New World. ... Jump to: navigation, search Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles, and the largest inland city in the country. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search The name Mckinley redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Last Frontier, The Land of the Midnight Sun Other U.S. States Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Governor Frank Murkowski (R) Senators Ted Stevens (R) Lisa Murkowski (R) Official languages English Area 663,267 mi² / 1,717,854 km² (1st)  - Land 571,951... Jump to: navigation, search 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Haverstraw is the name of two locations in Rockland County, New York: the Town of Haverstraw the Village of Haverstraw There is also a village of West Haverstraw. ... Jump to: navigation, search View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search The African National Congress (ANC) is a centre-left political party, and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Jump to: navigation, search Gallipoli, called Gelibolu in modern Turkish, is a town in northwestern Turkey. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... Jump to: navigation, search United States President Woodrow Wilson delivered a speech to Congress on January 8, 1918, outlining Fourteen Points for reconstructing a new Europe following World War I. While many of the points were specific, others were more general, including freedom of the seas, abolishing secret treaties, disarmament... Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ibn Saud Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman ibn Faisal Al Saud (1880 - November 9, 1953), also known by several abbreviated forms of this name, or simply as Ibn Saud was first monarch of Saudi Arabia. ... Hejaz (also Hijaz, Hedjaz) is a region in the northwest of present-day Saudi Arabia; its main city is Jeddah, but it is probably better-known for the holy city of Mecca. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search The African National Congress (ANC) is a centre-left political party, and has been South Africas governing party (in a coalition) since the establishment of majority rule in May 1994. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In physics, spectrophotometry is the quantitative study of spectra. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... René Mayer, French prime minister René Mayer (1895-1972) was a French Radical politician of the Fourth Republic who served briefly as Prime Minister during 1953. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bobby Fischer. ... See also: U.S. Womens Chess Championship Winner list: 2005 Hikaru Nakamura 2004 Alexander Shabalov 2003 Alexander Shabalov 2002 Larry Christiansen 2000 Joel Benjamin / Alexander Shabalov / Yasser Seirawan 1999 Boris Gulko 1998 Nick de Firmian 1997 Joel Benjamin 1996 Alex Yermolinsky 1995 Nick de Firmian / Patrick Wolff / Alexander Ivanov... Jump to: navigation, search 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fidel Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) has been the President of Cuba since 1959, when, leading the 26th of July Movement, he overthrew the regime of Fulgencio Batista, and transformed Cuba into the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere. ... Santiago de Cuba is the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in eastern Cuba. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michel Debré, French politician Michel Debré (January 15, 1912 - August 2, 1996) was a French politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian Renaissance architect, musician, anatomist, inventor, engineer, sculptor, geometer, and painter. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Mona Lisa (Italian, Spanish: La Gioconda; French: La Joconde), is an oil painting on poplar wood by the famous Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci and is perhaps the most famous piece in art history; few other works of art are as romanticized, celebrated, or... The East Building of the National Gallery of Art The National Gallery of Art is an art museum owned and managed by the government of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Harmelen train disaster is the worst railway accident in the history of The Netherlands. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the thirty-sixth President of the United States (1963–1969). ... The War on Poverty (1964-1968) was a campaign of legislation and social services aimed at reducing or eliminating poverty in the United States of America. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Vietnam War or Second Indochina War was a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the National Liberation Front (NLF, or Viet Cong) against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, or South Vietnam), and its allies—notably the United States... Jump to: navigation, search 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Watergate Complex as depicted in Government Exhibit 1. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Watergate building. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Ella Rose Tambussi Grasso (May 10, 1919 - February 5, 1981) was an American politician. ... The following is a list of Governors of the State of Connecticut, from the Colonial period through present day. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Luna 21 was an unmanned space mission of the Luna program, also called Lunik 21. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search AT&T (formerly an abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph) Corporation NYSE: T is an American telecommunications company. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Conscience of a Hacker (a. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is one of several stock market indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company founder Charles Dow. ... The following explains the Closing Milestones of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most well known economic barometer in the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kegworth air disaster occurred on January 8, 1989, when British Midland Flight 92, a Boeing 737-400, G-OBME owned by British Midland crashed onto the embankment of the M1 motorway, short of the runway of East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, close to the village of Kegworth. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period – Kofun period – Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period – Nanban contacts Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period – Japanese expansionism – Occupied Japan – Post-Occupation Japan Heisei Heisei (平成) is the current era name in Japan. ... Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search The President of the United States (often abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Herbert Walker Bush, GCB, (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the English political nomenclature of the head of government of Japan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kiichi Miyazawa Kiichi Miyazawa (宮澤 喜一 Miyazawa Kiichi) (born 1919) is a Japanese politician and was the 78th Prime Minister from November 5, 1991 to August 9, 1993. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ... Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov (born April 27, 1942) is the Russian cosmonaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight in human history, staying aboard the Mir space station for more than 14 months during one trip. ... Crew Launched: Viktor Afanasyev (2) Yury Usachev (2) Valeri Polyakov (2) Landed: Viktor Afanasyev (2) Yury Usachev (2) Mission Parameters Mass: 7150 kg Perigee: 244 km Apogee: 335 km Inclination: 51. ... Mir (Мир, which can mean both world and peace in Russian) was a highly successful Soviet (and later Russian) space station. ... A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live on in outer space. ... Jump to: navigation, search March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Private Antonov AN-2 in the UK Antonov, aka Antonov Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex (Antonov ASTC) (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukraine-based (since 1952) aircraft manufacturing and services company (design office prefix An) with particular expertise in the field of very large aircraft construction. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997(MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frederick McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 - February 27, 2003) was the host of the internationally acclaimed childrens television show Mister Rogers Neighborhood (1968-2001). ... Jump to: navigation, search An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997(MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Pentium MMX - top view The Pentium is a fifth-generation x86 architecture microprocessor by Intel which first shipped on March 22, 1993. ... Jump to: navigation, search Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) (HKSE: 4335) (founded 1968) is a U.S.-based multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Ramzi Ahmed Yousef or Ramzi Mohammed Yousef (also transliterated as Ramzi Yusuf, Ramzi Youssef) (Arabic: رمزى يوسف ), birth name possibly Abdul Basit Karim,(Arabic: عبد الباسط كريم ). He is believed to have been one of the masterminds behind the first World Trade Center attack and a number of other terrorist attacks. ... The aftermath of the bombing. ... Oplan Bojinka (also known as Operation Bojinka, Project Bojinka, Bojinka Plot, Bojinga, from Arabic: بجنكة – slang in many dialects for explosion and pronounced Bo-JIN-ka, except in Egyptian where it is Bo-GIN-ka) was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995, and was a precursor to... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Cosmology is the study of the large-scale structure and history of the universe. ... Jump to: navigation, search The deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... The Music City Miracle is a famous, controversial play in the NFL Playoffs involving the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills that took place on January 8, 2000 (following the 1999 regular season) in Nashville, Tennessee. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A US Airways 737 at Chicago OHare US Airways (IATA: US, ICAO: USA, and Callsign: US Air) is an airline based in Tempe, Arizona that is owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other places or people named Charlotte, see Charlotte (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is the Queen regnant of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the... I name the ship Queen Mary 2 --Queen Elizabeth II The Queen Mary 2 is a Cunard Line passenger ship named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A trans-Neptunian object (TNO) is any object in the solar system which orbits the sun at a greater distance on average than Neptune. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 UB313 (also written 2003 UB313) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) which California astronomers at Mount Palomar observatory describe as definitely bigger than the planet Pluto. ...

Births

1556 to 1899

Events January 16 - Abdication of Emperor Charles V. His son, Philip II becomes King of Spain, while his brother Ferdinand becomes Holy Roman Emperor January 23 - The Shaanxi earthquake, the deadliest earthquake in history, occurs with its epicenter in Shaanxi province, China. ... Uesugi Kagekatsu (上杉景勝, January 8, 1556-March 19, 1623) was a daimyo during the Azuchi-Momoyama and Edo periods of Japanese history. ... Events August 6 - Pope Urban VIII is elected to the Papacy. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Simon Episcopius (January 8, 1583 - April 4, 1643), the Latin form of the name of Simon Bischop, Dutch theologian, was born at Amsterdam. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga February 6 - Abel Tasman discovers the Fiji islands. ... Bold textItalic textLink titlelink title // Headline text Media:Example. ... Baltasar Gracián y Morales (January 8, 1601 - December 6, 1658), Spanish prose writer, was born at Calatayud (Aragon). ... Events January 13 - Edward Sexby, who had plotted against Oliver Cromwell, dies in Tower of London February 6 - Swedish troops of Charles X Gustav of Sweden cross The Great Belt (Storebælt) in Denmark over frozen sea May 1 - Publication of Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and The Garden of Cyrus by... Events March 1 - writs were issued in February 1628 by Charles I of England that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. ... François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Piney, called de Luxembourg (January 8, 1628 - January 4, 1695), marshal of France, the comrade and successor of the great Condé, was born at Paris, France. ... Events January 27 - Change of emperor of the Ottoman Empire from Ahmed II to Mustafa II (1695-1703) July 17 - The Bank of Scotland is founded by an Act of Parliament of the old Scottish Parliament. ... Jump to: navigation, search See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16... Samuel Pufendorf (January 8, 1632 - October 26, 1694), was a German jurist. ... Events February 6 - The colony Quilombo dos Palmares is destroyed. ... Events February 10 - The Académie française in Paris is expanded to become a national academy for the artistic elite. ... Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero (January 8, 1635-1709), cardinal archbishop of Toledo, was a younger son of the marquis of Almenara. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events January 12 - Two-month freezing period begins in France - The coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail and at least 24. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... John Carroll (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was a priest of the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Edmond-Charles Genêt (January 8, 1763 - July 14, 1834), also known as Citizen Genêt, was a French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nicholas Biddle Nicholas Biddle, (January 8, 1786 - February 27, 1844), American financier, was born and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Lowell Mason Lowell Mason (1792-1872) was a leading figure in American church music, the composer of over 1600 hymns, many of which are often sung today. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search John Bigler 3rd Governor of California John Bigler (January 8, 1805–November 29, 1871) was Governor of California from January 8, 1852 until January 9, 1856. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Orson Hyde Orson Hyde (January 8, 1805 – November 28, 1878) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Theophilus Shepstone (January 8, 1817 - June 23, 1893), British South African statesman, was born at Westbury near Bristol, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... James Longstreet James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War, and later enjoyed a successful post-war career working for the government of his former enemies, as a diplomat and administrator. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Hervey Lamme Wallace (July 8, 1821 – April 10, 1862), more commonly known as W.H.L. Wallace, was a lawyer and a Union general in the American Civil War, considered by Ulysses S. Grant to be one of the Unions greatest generals. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Alfred Russel Wallace for the Cornish painter see Alfred Wallis Alfred Russel Wallace, OM , FRS (January 8, 1823 – November 7, 1913) was a British naturalist, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Wilkie Collins William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Artist stubs | 1836 births | 1912 deaths | British painters | Dutch painters ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American academic, writer, and pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 (the prize that year was shared with John Mott), notably for her work with the Womens International League for Peace and... Jump to: navigation, search The Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Spanish dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, Marqués de Estella (Jerez, January 8, 1870 - Paris, March 16, 1930) was a Spanish military official who ruled Spain as a dictator from 1923 to 1930, ending the turno system of alternating parties. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Sir James Craig, later Viscount Craigavon 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1881 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Henrik Shipstead (January 8, 1881 – June 26, 1960) was an American politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Patrick J. Hurley (January 8, 1883, Indian Territory — July 30, 1963, Santa Fe, NM) was an American soldier, statesman, and diplomat. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Rt Hon John Curtin John Curtin (January 8, 1885 – July 5, 1945), Australian politician and 14th Prime Minister of Australia, led Australia through the darkest period of its history: when the Australian mainland came under direct military threat during the Japanese advance in World War II. Many Australians regard him... The current (25th) Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard (sitting, fifth from left), with his Cabinet, 1999 The office of Prime Minister is in practice the most powerful political office in the Commonwealth of Australia. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Abraham Johannes Muste (January 8, 1885-February 11, 1967) was a socialist active in the pacifist movement, labor movement and the US civil rights movement. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Matthew Moore (January 8, 1888 – January 20, 1960) was born in Fordstown Crossroads, County Meath, Ireland. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Walther Wilhelm Georg Bothe (January 8, 1891 – February 8, 1957) was a German physicist, mathematician, chemist, and Nobel Prize winner. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hannes Alfvén, 1970 winner for work on astrophysical plasmas List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bronislava Nijinska (January 8, 1891 - February 21, 1972) was a Russian dancer, choreographer, and teacher of Polish descent, also known as Bronislava Fominitshna Nizhinskaya; in Polish language: BronisÅ‚awa NiżyÅ„ska. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Dennis Wheatley (8 January 1897-10 November 1977) was a British writer born in London. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...

1900 to 1999

Jump to: navigation, search 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Carl Rogers Carl Ransom Rogers (January 8, 1902–February 4, 1987) was an influential American psychologist. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1903 has the latest occurring solstices and equinoxes for 400 years, because the Gregorian calendar hasnt had a leap year for seven years or a century leap year since 1600. ... Igor The Beard Kurchatov Igor Vasilyevich Kurchatov (И́горь Васи́льевич Курча́тов) (January 8, 1903 – February 7, 1960), Soviet/Russian physicist. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Brandt at the Doctors Trial Karl Brandt (January 8, 1904 – June 2, 1948) was the personal physician to Adolf Hitler and headed the administration of the Nazi euthanasia programme from 1939. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... His Eminence Franjo Šeper (born October 2, 1905 in Osijek (Austria-Hungary, now Croatia), died December 30, 1981 in Rome) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1968 to his death. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1981 (MCMLXXXI)is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search William Hartnell as the First Doctor in Marco Polo William Henry Hartnell (January 8, 1908–April 23, 1975), a British actor, was the first actor to play the lead role of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1963 to... Jump to: navigation, search 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Willy Millowitsch (January 8, 1909 - September 20, 1999) was a playwright and a stage and TV actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1999(MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Evelyn Wood (1909-1995) was an American educator who advocated the Reading Dynamics system for speed reading. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova (December 26, 1910 - March 21, 1998) has the reputation of the greatest Soviet ballerina. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 was a leap year starting on Monday. ... José Ferrer José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1909 - January 26, 1992), was an actor and film director, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Larry Storch (born January 8, 1923) is a Jewish-American actor best known for his comedic television roles, including voiceover work for cartoons, and his live-action role the bumbling Corporal Randolph Agarn on F Troop. ... Johnny Wardle (John Henry Wardle; born January 8, 1923, Ardsley, Yorkshire, England; died: July 23, 1985, Hatfield, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England) was one of the best spin bowlers in postwar cricket. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Joseph Weizenbaum. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ron Moody (born January 8, 1924) is a British actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Gerald (Gerry) Malcolm Durrell (January 7, 1925 - January 30, 1995) was a naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter, best known for founding what is now called the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1958, and for writing... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Evelyn Lear (b. ... Hanae Mori (森 英恵 Mori Hanae, January 8, 1926 -) is a Japanese fashion designer from the Shimane Prefecture. ... Soupy Sales (born Milton Supman, January 8, 1926, in Franklinton, North Carolina) is an American comedian and actor best known for his daily noontime childrens television show. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bill Graham (born Wolfgang Grajonca January 8, 1931 in Berlin, Germany - October 25, 1991) was a well-known concert promoter, beginning in the 1960s. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Charles Osgood (born January 8, radio and United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jacques Anquetil (January 8, 1934 - November 18, 1987), was a French cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Kinnear (January 8, 1934 – September 20, 1988) was a prolific British character actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexandra Ripley, née Braid (January 8, 1934 - January 10, 2004) was a U.S. writer best known as the author of Scarlett (1991), the sequel to Gone With the Wind. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Elvis Presley Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll (sometimes shortened to The King) was an American singer and actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Shirley Bassey in 2000 Dame Shirley Bassey DBE (born January 8, 1937), is a Welsh singer, perhaps best known for performing the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger (1964), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Moonraker (1979). ... Jump to: navigation, search John Hume John Hume (born January 18, 1937) is an Irish politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bob Eubanks (born January 8, 1938, in Flint, Michigan) is an American radio and television personality. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Chapman in one of his calmer moments Graham Chapman (January 8, 1941 – October 4, 1989) was a British comedian and writer. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Vallejo work from the box art of the video game Ecco the Dolphin. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search Hawking as himself on Star Trek: The Next Generation Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, born January 8, 1942, in Oxford, England, is one of the worlds leading theoretical physicists. ... Jump to: navigation, search Junichiro Koizumi Junichiro Koizumi (Japanese: 小泉純一郎, Koizumi Junichirō, born January 8, 1942) is the current Prime Minister of Japan. ... The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is the English political nomenclature of the head of government of Japan. ... Yvette Mimieux (born January 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, California) is an actress with a French father and a Mexican mother. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Terry Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is a writer of fantasy fiction. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Robby Krieger (born January 8, 1946) is a rock and roll guitarist from Los Angeles, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Doors, Legacy (Clockwise from top right): Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek The Doors (formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California) were a popular and influential American rock band. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search David Bowie David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 in London) is an English rock musician and actor. ... Samuel Schmid Samuel Schmid (born January 8, 1947) is a member of the Swiss Federal Council and President of the Confederation for the year 2005. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Wolfgang Puck (born 8 January 1949 in St. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Kenneth Davis Anthony (born January 8, 1951) is the prime minister of Saint Lucia. ... This page lists Prime Ministers of Saint Lucia. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Howard Bruce Sutter (born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) was a dominant Major League Baseball relief pitcher and possibly the first pitcher to make effective use of the split-fingered fastball. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Newell Hester (January 8, 1959 – March 26, 2005) was the drummer with Split Enz and Crowded House. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Calvin Smith (born January 8, 1961) is a former sprint athlete from the United States. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Andrew Wood (January 8, 1966 – March 19, 1990) was the lead singer of the band Mother Love Bone and earlier of Malfunkshun. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Michelle Forbes Michelle Forbes (born in Austin, Texas on January 8, 1967) is an American actress best known for her television work on shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Homicide: Life on the Street and 24. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Jump to: navigation, search Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois), who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly, is a successful R&B singer-songwriter and record producer who came to dominate the R&B music scene throughout the 1990s and in the current decade. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball first baseman and was the American League MVP in 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Mark Knight, also known as madfiddler, and previous known as TDK (The Dark Knight) is a well-known Amiga demo scene musician and video game composer/sound designer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sean Paul (real name Sean Paul Henriques, born January 8, 1973) is a Jamaican Dancehall singer of Sephardi Jewish, Chinese and African lineage. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American actress best known for playing Tara Maclay, Willows girlfriend in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Marco Fu (born January 8, 1978) is a professional snooker player from Hong Kong. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Chris Mordetsky, better known by his stage name Chris Masters, and nicknamed The Masterpiece, was born on January 8, 1983 in Santa Monica, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Rachael Lampa is a singer, born January 8, 1985. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jaclyn Linetsky (January 8, 1986 - September 8, 2003) was a Canadian actress. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Deaths

482 to 1899

Events Qi Gao Di, ruler of the Chinese Qi Dynasty Byzantine emperor Zeno I issues the Henotikon, an attempt to reconcile the differences between the supporters of Orthodoxy and Monophysitism. ... Saint Severinus is known as the apostle to Noricum, (died 482), though it was later claimed that he had been born either in Southern Italy or in Africa Province, Roman Empire, after the death of Attila in 453. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events William II of England dies in a hunting accident - Henry I becomes King of England King Henry I proclaims the Charter of Liberties, one of the first examples of a constitution. ... Jump to: navigation, search Guibert or Wibert of Ravenna (c. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events William Warelwast becomes Bishop of Exeter. ... Edgar of Scotland (1074 - January 8, 1107 ) , also known as Edgar the Peaceable, was king of Scotland from 1097 to 1107. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events Births February 12 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Go-Toba of Japan Emperor Tsuchimikado ascends to the throne of Japan January 8 - Pope Innocent III ascends Papal Throne Frederick II, infant son of German King Henry VI, crowned King of Sicily Births August 24 - Alexander II of Scotland (d. ... Celestine III, né Giacinto Bobone Orsini (Rome, ca. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events Publication of Defensor pacis by Marsilius of Padua Mansa Kankan Musa I, ruler of the Mali Empire arrives in Cairo on his hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca. ... Jump to: navigation, search Marco Polo (September 15, 1254, Venice, Italy; or Curzola, Venetian Dalmatia - now Korčula, Croatia — January 8, 1324, Venice) was a Venetian trader and explorer who, together with his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road... Jump to: navigation, search For broader historical context, see 1250s and 13th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events March 17 - Edward, the Black Prince is created Duke of Cornwall, becoming the first English Duke Beginning of the Hundred Years War between France and England Bisham Priory founded Births Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (died 1410) Jean Froissart, historian and courtier from Hainaut. ... Jump to: navigation, search Statue of Giotto di Bondone, close to the Uffizi. ... For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... Events Spain is effectively bankrupt. ... Albert (March 28, 1522-1557), prince of Bayreuth, (Germany), surnamed the Warlike, and also Alcibiades, was a son of Casimir, prince of Bayreuth, and a member of the Franconian branch of the Hohenzollern family. ... Events January 9 - Adrian Dedens becomes Pope Adrian VI. February 26 - Execution by hanging of Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan under orders of conquistador Hernán Cortés. ... Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... Philibert de lOrme (c. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... Jump to: navigation, search Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei (Pisa, February 15, 1564 – Arcetri, January 8, 1642), was an Italian physicist, astronomer, and philosopher who is closely associated with the scientific revolution. ... Jump to: navigation, search Events March 8 — Naples bans kissing in public under the penalty of death June 22 — Fort Caroline, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World September 10 — The Battle of Kawanakajima Ottoman Turks invade Malta Modern pencil becomes common in England Conquistadors crossed the Pacific... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Act of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... John Dalrymple (born 1648 - died January 8, 1707) was a Scottish noble who played a key role in the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England that created the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... // Events Peace treaty signed at Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the... Arcangelo Corelli (February 17, 1653 – January 8, 1713) was an Italian violin player and Baroque music composer. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search John Baskerville (January 28, 1706 - January 8, 1775) was a printer in Birmingham, a member of the Royal Society of Arts, and an associate of some of the members of the Lunar Society. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and... Jump to: navigation, search 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search A drawing of Jack Broughton by George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Sir Edward Michael Pakenham (19 March 1778 – 8 January 1815) was a British general who was killed at the Battle of New Orleans. ... 1778 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Eli Whitney Eli Whitney (December 8, 1765 - January 8, 1825) was an American inventor and manufacturer. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1765 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford (October 2, 1768 – January 8, 1854), British soldier and politician. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1768 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg (8 September 1814 - 8 January 1874) was a Belgian ethnographer. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov (November 28, 1821 - January 8, 1878 {O.S.: December 28, 1877}) was a Russian poet, best remembered as the long standing publisher of Современник (The Contemporary) (from 1846 until July 1866, when the journal was shut down by the government in connection with the arrest of its... Jump to: navigation, search 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Joshua A. Norton, Emperor Norton I Joshua Abraham Norton (ca. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Willian Raine Marshall (October 17, 1825 – January 8, 1896) was an American politician. ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Paul Verlaine illustrated in the frontispiece of , 1902 Paul Marie Verlaine (March 30, 1844 – January 8, 1896) is considered one of the greatest and most popular of French poets. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

1900 to 1999

Jump to: navigation, search 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Leon Bakst Portrait of Andrei Bely Andrei Bely (Андрей Белый) was the pseudonym of Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev (October 14, 1880 (Old Style)- January 8, 1934), a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (February 22, 1857 - January 8, 1941) was a soldier, writer and founder of the world scouting movement. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Joseph Franklin Rutherford 8 November 1869—8 January 1942, is best known as the second president of the Watch Tower Society, the legal organization used by Jehovahs Witnesses. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Kurt Schwitters (June 20, 1887 - January 8, 1948) was a German painter who was born in Hannover, Germany. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Joseph Schumpeter Joseph Alois Schumpeter (February 8, 1883 – January 8, 1950) was an Austrian economist (though not an Austrian economist in the sense of being a member of the Austrian School of economics) and a giant in the history of economic thought. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Philip James Elliot (October 8, 1927 – January 8, 1956) was a Christian missionary to Ecuador, where he was killed by Huaorani Indians. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Harry Pilgrim (October 26, 1883 - January 8, 1958) was an American athlete, winner of three gold medals at the 1904 and 1906 Summer Olympics. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... I Saw Three Cities 1944 Katherine Linn Sage (1898 June 25 - 1963 January 8), usually known as Kay Sage, was a Surrealist artist and poet. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... For the First World War soldier, winner of the Victoria Cross, see Albert Hill VC. Albert George Hill ( March 24, 1889 – January 8, 1969) was a British athlete, winner of two Olympic gold medals at the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Georges Guibourg (June 3, 1891 - January 8, 1970) was a French singer, author, writer, playwright, and actor, George Guibourg, alias Georgius, alias Theodore Crapulet, was one of the most popular and versatile performers in Paris for more than 50 years. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911–January 8, 1972) was an American poet and painter. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Richard Tucker (August 28, 1913 – January 8, 1975) was an American tenor. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 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Jump to: navigation, search Governor Tom McCall Thomas Lawson McCall (March 22, 1913 – January 8, 1983) was an American politician, a Republican, and the thirtieth governor of Oregon from 1967 to 1975. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pierre Fournier (June 24, 1906 – January 8, 1986) was a French cellist who was called the aristocrat of cellists, on account of his elegant musicianship and majestic sound. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1906 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bruce Charles Chatwin (May 13, 1940 - January 18, 1989) was a British novelist and travel writer. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Terry-Thomas (left) and Clive Morton in a scene from Lucky Jim (1957) Terry-Thomas (Thomas Terence Hoare-Stephens) (14 July 1911 - 8 January 1990) was a distinctive British comic actor of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephen Maynard Clark (April 23, 1960 - January 8, 1991) used to be Co-Lead guitarist in Def Leppard until his death on the 8th january 1991 (Found in his flat by his girlfriend at the time, janie dean, he had overdosed on anti depressants and alcohol after long periods of... 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Buttram was born in Addison, Alabama. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Monzon (August 7, 1942- January 8, 1995) was an Argentinian boxer who held the world middleweight title for 7 years, during which he made a then-division record of 14 defenses. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Jump to: navigation, search François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand [â–¶] (October 26, 1916 – January 8, 1996) was a French politician. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1997(MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Melvin Calvin Melvin Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was a chemist most famed for discovering the Calvin cycle (along with Adam Benson), for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Sir Michael Kemp Tippett (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

2000 onwards

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Holidays and observances

External links

  • BBC: On This Day
  • Today in History: January 8

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Today in History: January 8 (540 words)
On January 8, 1815, Major General Andrew Jackson led a small, poorly-equipped army to victory against eight thousand British troops at the Battle of New Orleans.
A traditional fiddle tune commemorating the event came to be known as "Jackson's Victory" or "The Eighth of January." Listen to a version of this tune played on fiddle and guitar by Bill and Jessie Robinson in the collection Voices from the Dust Bowl, 1940-1941.
Search the collection on the terms eighth of january for several more versions of the tune and one version of the words to the song as recalled by Mrs.
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