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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Several people are killed in clashes with security forces in Southern Sudan, a day before the independence referendum. //english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/01/20111813935854947.html (Al Jazeera)

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Togo national football team is involved in an attack in Angola, and as a result withdraws from the Africa Cup of Nations.
One person is killed and several are injured after gunmen open fire on a bus carrying the Togo national football team to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8449319.stm (BBC) //soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=722453sec=globalcaign=rsssource=soccernetcc=5739 (ESPN) //www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/6953884/Togo-we-cannot-play-after-this-bloodshed.html ("The Daily Telegraph") //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/08/togo-football-team-ambushed-angola ("The Guardian")

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

An attempted assassination of Maldivian president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is thwarted after a Boy Scout grabs the attacker's knife. The Boy Scout is injured, but after a scuffle police arrest the attacker.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Mounir El Motassadeq is sentenced by a court in Hamburg, Germany to 15 years in jail for his role in the planning of the September 11, 2001 attacks. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6242867.stm (BBC)
Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia-Belarus energy dispute escalates. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6240473.stm (BBC)
Russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia-Belarus energy dispute escalates they are restored 3 days later.

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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2002

The No Child Left Behind Act is signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush.
Michael Jordan's wife files for divorce.

Monday, January 8, 2001

Noah, a gaur, is born, the first animal of an endangered species to be cloned.

Thursday, January 8, 1998

Ramzi Yousef is sentenced to life in prison for planning the first World Trade Center bombing.

Monday, January 8, 1996

A Zairean cargo plane crashes into a crowded market in the center of the capital Kinshasa, killing 300.

Saturday, January 8, 1994

"Soyuz TM-18": Valeri Polyakov begins his 437.7 day orbit, eventually setting the world record for days spent in orbit.
The Irish government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting ban on the Provisional Irish Republican Army and its political arm Sinn Féin.
"The Superhighway Summit" is held at UCLA's Royce Hall. It is the first conference to discuss the growing information superhighway and is presided over by U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

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.

Sunday, January 8, 1989

Kegworth Air Disaster: A British MidlandBoeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport, leaving 47 dead.

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.

Friday, January 8, 1982

ATT agrees to divest itself into 22 subdivisions.

Monday, January 8, 1979

The French tanker "Betelgeuse" explodes at the Gulf Oil terminal at Bantry, Ireland 50 are killed.

Friday, January 8, 1971

Tupamaros kidnap Geoffrey Jackson, British ambassador to Uruguay, in Montevideo, keeping him captive until September.

Monday, January 8, 1968

BritishPrime MinisterHarold Wilson endorses the 'I'm Backing Britain' caign for working an additional half hour each day without pay.ref name=Wilson after-dinner speechJohn Chartres, Wilson Joins 'I Back Britain', "The Times", 9 January 1968, p. 1.

Sunday, January 8, 1967

Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.

Wednesday, January 8, 1964

In his first State of the Union Address, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson declares a War on Poverty.

Tuesday, January 8, 1963

George C. Wallace becomes governor of Alabama. In his inaugural speech, he defiantly proclaims segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!//www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wallace/timeline/index_2.html The American Experience: George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire: Timeline (1952 ndash 1972), "Public Broadcasting Service", 2000Michael J. Klarman. //www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2004-03/brown.html "Brown v. Board": 90 Years Later, "Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities", //www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2004-03/contents.html March/April 2004
Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C..
The locomotive "Flying Scotsman" (British Railways No. 60103) makes its last scheduled run, before going into the hands of Alan Pegler for preservation.

Monday, January 8, 1962

Harmelen train disaster: 93 die in the worst Dutch rail disaster.

Sunday, January 8, 1961

In France, a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies on independence for Algeria.

Thursday, January 8, 1959

Caves of Nerja are discovered in Spain.
Charles De Gaulle is inaugurated as the first president of the French Fifth Republic.

Wednesday, January 8, 1958

14-year-old Bobby Fischer wins the United States Chess Chionship.
Armed Lumbee Indians confront a handful of Klansmen in Maxton, North Carolina.
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.

Sunday, January 8, 1956

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.

Tuesday, January 8, 1952

West Germany has 8 million refugees inside its borders.

Saturday, January 8, 1944

WWII: Philippine Commonwealth troops enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese forces.

Friday, January 8, 1926

Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud is crowned King of Hejaz.

Sunday, January 8, 1922

Tuesday, January 8, 1918

Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech.

Monday, January 8, 1912

The African National Congress is founded.

Wednesday, January 8, 1902

A train collision in the New York Central Railroad's Park Avenue Tunnel kills 17, injures 38, and leads to increased demand for electric trains and led to the banning of Steam locomotives in the state.

Monday, January 8, 1900

President William McKinley of the United States places Alaska under military governance.

Sunday, January 8, 1899

SK Rapid Wien is founded.

Tuesday, January 8, 1889

Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his electric tabulating machine in the United States.

Monday, January 8, 1877

American Indian Wars ndash Battle of Wolf Mountain: Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry in Montana.

Tuesday, January 8, 1867

African-American men are granted the right to vote in the District of Columbia.

Tuesday, January 8, 1856

Borax deposits are discovered in large quantities by John Veatch.

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

The United States public debt contracts to $0 for the only time in history//www.publicdebt.treas.gov/history/history.htm www.publicdebt.treas.gov

Thursday, January 8, 1824

After much controversy, Michael Faraday is finally elected as a member of the Royal Society with only one vote against him.

Sunday, January 8, 1815

February ndash The Hartford Convention arrives in Washington DC.
War of 1812 ndash Battle of New Orleans: American forces under General Andrew Jackson defeat an invading British force.

Tuesday, January 8, 1811

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.

Friday, January 8, 1734

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.

Monday, January 8, 1657

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

Monday, January 8, 1652

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.

Friday, January 8, 1599

The Jesuit educational plan known as the "Ratio Studiorum" is issued.

Sunday, December 30, 1498 (Julianian calendar)

Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany, in accordance with a law set by his predecessor, Charles VIII.

Sunday, December 30, 1487 (Julianian calendar)

The present Royal Netherlands Navy is formed by decree of Maximillian of Austria.

Monday, December 30, 1454 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Nicholas V publishes "Romanus Pontifex", an encyclical addressed to King Afonso V of Portugal, which sanctions the conquest of non-Christian lands, and the reduction of native non-Christian populations to 'perpetual slavery'.

Tuesday, January 1, 1297 (Julianian calendar)

The forces of Francesco Grimaldi storm the castle of Monaco.

Thursday, January 1, 1198 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Innocent III succeeds Pope Celestine III as the 176th pope. He immediately lays an interdict on Laon in an attempt to st out independent beliefs there. This will be followed by interdicts against France in 1199 and Normandy in 1203.

Tuesday, January 7, 307 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Jin Huidi dies after a 16-year reign in which eight dukes of the imperial family have conducted a civil war (War of the Eight Princes) against each other in a struggle for power. Jin Huaidi, age 23, succeeds his father and becomes third emperor of the Jin Dynasty.
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