Saturday, January 8, 2011
Thursday, January 8, 2004
Elizabeth II christens the "RMS Queen Mary 2" cruise liner, the largest passenger ship afloat. The ship sets sail on her maiden voyage four days later.
Wednesday, January 8, 2003
Air Midwest airplane crashes during take off from Charlotte, North Carolina's international airport, killing all 21 people aboard. The plane, headed to Greer, South Carolina, was not able to maintain altitude after take-off, crashing onto a US Airways plane hangar. In another crash, in Turkey, at least 74 of the 77 people on board died when a plane of the Turkish Airlines company, crashed while attempting an emergency landing at the Diyarbakır airport.
Michael Jordan's wife files for divorce.
Noah, a gaur
, is born, the first animal of an endangered species to be cloned
Thursday, January 8, 1998
A Zairean cargo plane crashes into a crowded market in the center of the capital Kinshasa, killing 300.
Saturday, January 8, 1994
The Irish government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the Provisional Irish Republican Army and its political arm Sinn Féin.
Wednesday, January 8, 1992
George H. W. Bush is televised falling violently ill at a state dinner in Japan, vomiting into the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and fainting.
Thursday, January 8, 1987
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time above 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.
ATT agrees to divest itself into 22 subdivisions.
The French tanker "Betelgeuse" explodes at the Gulf Oil terminal at Bantry, Ireland 50 are killed.
Tupamaros kidnap Geoffrey Jackson, British ambassador to Uruguay, in Montevideo, keeping him captive until September.
Wednesday, January 8, 1964
The locomotive "Flying Scotsman
" (British Railways No. 60103) makes its last scheduled run, before going into the hands of Alan Pegler for preservation.
Harmelen train disaster: 93 die in the worst Dutch rail disaster.
Thursday, January 8, 1959
Wednesday, January 8, 1958
14-year-old Bobby Fischer wins the United States Chess Chionship.
The first of Leonard Bernstein
's "Young People's Concerts
" with the New York Philharmonic is telecast by CBS. The Emmy-winning series (one concert approximately every three months except for the summer) will run for more than fourteen years. It will make Bernstein's name a household word, and the most famous conductor in the U.S.
Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Jim Elliot and Pete Fleming are killed for tresspassing by the Waodani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
West Germany has 8 million refugees inside its borders.
Saturday, January 8, 1944
Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech.
Wednesday, January 8, 1902
President William McKinley of the United States places Alaska under military governance.
American Indian Wars ndash Battle of Wolf Mountain: Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry in Montana.
Saturday, January 8, 1853
Taiping Rebellion: Zeng Guofan is ordered to assist the governor of Hunan in organising a militia force to search for local bandits.
Thursday, January 8, 1835
Thursday, January 8, 1824
February ndash The Hartford Convention arrives in Washington DC.
An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslandes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
Wednesday, January 8, 1806
Saturday, January 8, 1746
Saturday, January 8, 1735
George Frideric Handel's opera "Ariodante" is premièred at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
Salzburgers, Lutherans who were expelled by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salzburg, Austria, in October 1731, set sail for the British Colony of Georgia, in America.
Miles Sindercombe and his group of disaffected Levellers are betrayed in their attempt to assassinate Oliver Cromwell by blowing up the Palace of Whitehall in London and arrested.ref name=british-civil-wars timelines
Michiel de Ruyter marries the widow Anna van Gelder and plans retirement, but months later becomes a vice-commodore in the First Anglo-Dutch War.
Sunday, December 30, 1498 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, December 30, 1487 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, December 30, 1454 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 1, 1297 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, January 1, 1198 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, January 7, 307 (Julianian calendar)