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January 08th Today's Highlights in History

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Friday, January 08th
The 008th day of 2010.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On Jan. 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his 14 points for peace after World War I. (Go to article.)

On Jan. 8, 1867, Emily Greene Balch, a leader of the women's movement for peace during and after World War I and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was born. Following her death on Jan. 9, 1961, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
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   On January 8, 1876, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about Congress. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1642    Astronomer Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy.

1815    U.S. forces led by Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812.

1935    Rock 'n' roll singer Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss.

1959    Charles De Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic.

1964    President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty.

1973    Secret peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed near Paris.

1976    Chinese premier Chou En-lai died at age 78.

1982    AT&T settled the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.

1987    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 2,000 for the first time, ending the day at 2,002.25.

1996    Former French president Francois Mitterrand died at age 79.

1998    Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.

2007    A Moroccan man convicted of aiding three of the four pilots who committed the 9/11 attacks was sentenced by a German court to the maximum of 15 years in prison for his role in the terror plot.

2008    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the only officer charged in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, was cleared of criminal wrongdoing.

Current Birthdays

Stephen Hawking turns 68 years old today.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon Physicist Stephen Hawking turns 68 years old today.


87    Larry Storch
Actor ("F Troop")

82    Sander Vanocur
Broadcast journalist

77    Charles Osgood
Broadcast journalist

73    Shirley Bassey
Singer

72    Bob Eubanks
Game show host ("The Newlywed Game")

69    Anthony Gourdine
R&B singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials)

68    Bob Taft
Former governor of Ohio

64    Robby Krieger
Rock musician (The Doors)

63    David Bowie
Rock singer

59    John McTiernan
Director ("Die Hard" movies)

57    Bruce Sutter
Baseball Hall of Famer

45    Michelle Forbes
Actress

45    Maria Pitillo
Actress

43    R. Kelly
R&B singer

37    Sean Paul
Reggae singer

33    Amber Benson
Actress ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")

31    Sarah Polley
Actress, director

27    Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo
Rock musician (Gym Class Heroes)

Historic Birthdays

Emily Greene Balch

1/8/1867 - 1/9/1961
American pacifist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
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80    John Carroll
1/8/1735 - 12/3/1815
First Roman Catholic bishop in the United States

58    Nicholas Biddle
1/8/1786 - 2/27/1844
American financier

64    Hans von Bulow
1/8/1830 - 2/12/1894
German pianist and conductor

72    Frank Nelson Doubleday
1/8/1862 - 1/30/1934
American publisher

89    William T. Piper
1/8/1881 - 1/15/1970
American aircraft manufacturer

60    John Curtin
1/8/1885 - 7/5/1945
Australian prime minister

66    Walther Bothe
1/8/1891 - 2/8/1957
German atomic physicist

85    Carl R. Rogers
1/8/1902 - 2/4/1987
American psychologist

64    Peter Arno
1/8/1904 - 2/22/1968
American cartoonist

86    Evelyn Wood
1/8/1909 - 8/26/1995
American educator

80    Jose Ferrer
1/8/1912 - 1/26/1992
American actor and director

42    Elvis Presley
1/8/1935 - 8/16/1977
American singer


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