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Daily Trivia Facts - January 8

Births

1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
1583 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1628 - François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. (1695)
1632 - Samuel Pufendorf, German jurist (d. 1694)
1635 - Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop of Toledo (d. 1709)
1735 - John Carroll (priest), first American Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
1763 - Edmond Charles Genêt, French ambassador to the United States (d. 1834)
1786 - Nicholas Biddle, President of the Second Bank of the United States (d. 1844)
1788 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
1792 - Lowell Mason, American composer (d. 1872)
1805 - John Bigler, Governor of California (d. 1871)
1805 - Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
1817 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
1821 - James Longstreet, American Confederate general (d. 1904)
1821 - W.H.L. Wallace, American Union general {d. 1862)
1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (d. 1913)
1824 - Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
1824 - Wilkie Collins, British novelist (d. 1889)
1836 - Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Dutch artist (d. 1912)
1843 - Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
1852 - James Milton Carroll, was a Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (d. 1931)
1860 - Emma Booth, the fourth child of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
1867 - Emily Greene Balch, American writer and pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera, dictator of Spain (d. 1930)
1871 - James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)
1873 - Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
1881 - Henrik Shipstead, U.S. Senator from Minnesota (d. 1960)
1883 - Patrick J. Hurley, U.S. Secretary of War (d. 1963)
1883 - Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
1885 - John Curtin, fourteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)
1885 - A. J. Muste, Dutch-born civil rights activist and pacifist (d. 1967)
1888 - Matthew Moore, Irish actor (d. 1960)
1891 - Walther Bothe, German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
1891 - Bronislava Nijinska, Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
1896 - Arthur Ford, American psychic spiritual medium, clairaudient (d. 1971)
1897 - Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
1902 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist (1883)
1903 - Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
1904 - Karl Brandt, Nazi war ciminal (d. 1948)
1905 - Franjo Cardinal Seper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
1908 - William Hartnell, British actor (d. 1975)
1909 - Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
1909 - Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
1910 - Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina (d. 1988)
1912 - José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
1923 - Larry Storch, American actor
1923 - Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)
1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-born computer scientist
1924 - Ron Moody, English actor
1926 - Evelyn Lear, American soprano
1926 - Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
1926 - Soupy Sales, American comedian
1931 - Bill Graham, German music promoter (d. 1991)
1933 - Charles Osgood, American journalist and commentator
1934 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934 - Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1977)
1937 - Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer
1937 - John Hume, Irish politician
1938 - Bob Eubanks, American game show host
1941 - Graham Chapman, British comedian (d. 1989)
1941 - Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author
1942 - Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan
1942 - Yvette Mimieux, American actress
1944 - Terry Brooks American writer
1946 - Robby Krieger, American musician (The Doors)
1947 - David Bowie, English musician
1947 - Samuel Schmid, Swiss Federal Councilor
1951 - Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia
1953 - Bruce Sutter, baseball player
1955 - Mike Reno, Canadian musician (Loverboy)
1959 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
1961 - Calvin Smith, American athlete
1967 - Michelle Forbes, American actress
1967 - R. Kelly, American singer
1969 - Ami Dolenz, American actress
1969 - Jeff Abercrombie, American musician (Fuel (band))
1970 - Dave Eggers, American writer, publisher
1971 - Jason Giambi, baseball player
1971 - Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss football (soccer) goalkeeper
1973 - Mark Knight, English video game composer, sound designer, and electric violin player
1973 - Sean Paul, Jamaican singer
1974 - Xzibit, American hip hop performer, actor, and television personality
1976 - Jenny Lewis, American actress and musician (Rilo Kiley)
1977 - Amber Benson, American actress
1977 - Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
1978 - Marco Fu, Hong Kong snooker player
1979 - Adrian Mutu, Romanian soccer player
1980 - Rachel Nichols, American actress
1981 - Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
1982 - Gaby Hoffmann, American actress
1983 - Chris Mordetsky, American professional wrestler
1985 - Rachael Lampa, American singer
1986 - Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
1991 - Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer

Deaths

482 - Saint Severinus
1100 - Antipope Clement III
1107 - King Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)
1198 - Pope Celestine III
1324 - Marco Polo, Italian explorer (b. 1254)
1337 - Giotto di Bondone, Italian artist (b. 1267)
1464 - Thomas Ebendorfer, Austrian historian (b. 1385)
1557 - Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (b. 1522)
1570 - Philibert de l'Orme, French architect
1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and physicist (b. 1564)
1707 - John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
1713 - Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer (b. 1653)
1775 - John Baskerville, English printer (b. 1706)
1789 - Jack Broughton, English boxer
1794 - Justus Möser, German statesman (b. 1720)
1815 - Edward Pakenham, British general (killed in battle) (b. 1778)
1825 - Eli Whitney, American inventor (b. 1765)
1854 - William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b. 1768)
1865 - Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
1874 - Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)
1878 - Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet (b. 1821)
1880 - Joshua A. Norton, "Emperor Norton I of the United States" (b. 1811)
1896 - William Raine Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
1896 - Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
1916 - Ada Rehan, Stage Actress (b. 1860)
1932 - Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (b. 1866)
1934 - Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
1941 - Lord Robert Baden-Powell, English soldier, writer, and founder of Scouting (b. 1857)
1942 - Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
1948 - Kurt Schwitters, German painter (b. 1887)
1950 - Joseph Schumpeter, Austrian economist (b. 1883)
1956 - Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary and martyr (b. 1928)
1958 - Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
1963 - Kay Sage, American artist and poet (b. 1898)
1969 - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
1970 - Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
1972 - Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (b. 1911)
1975 - Richard Tucker, American tenor (b. 1913)
1976 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
1979 - Sara Carter, American country musician (b. 1898)
1980 - John Mauchly, American physicist and computer engineer (b. 1907)
1981 - Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
1983 - Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
1986 - Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
1989 - Bruce Chatwin, English novelist (b. 1940)
1990 - Terry-Thomas, British actor, comedian (b. 1911)
1991 - Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (b. 1960)
1993 - Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
1994 - Pat Buttram, American actor (b. 1915)
1995 - Carlos Monzon, Argentinian boxer (b. 1942)
1996 - François Mitterrand, President of France (b. 1916)
1997 - Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1998 - Michael Tippett, English composer (b. 1905)
2000 - Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
2002 - Alexander Prochorow, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
2002 - Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
2003 - Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
2004 - John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
2005 - Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
2005 - Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
2005 - Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
2006 - Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)

Events

871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats Danish invasion army.
1198 - Innocent III becomes Pope.
1297 - Monaco gains its independence.
1499 - Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
1734 - Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
1790 - George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address address in New York City.
1806 - Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
1811 - Unsuccessful slave revolt led by Charles Deslandes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
1815 - War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans - Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
1838 - Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
1863 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
1867 - African American men granted the right to vote in the District of Columbia.
1877 - Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry (Montana).
1889 - Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his electric tabulating machine.
1900 - United States President William McKinley places Alaska under military rule.
1906 - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York kills 20 due to the excavation of clay along the Hudson River.
1908 - A train collision occurs in the Park Avenue Tunnel in New York City killing 17, injuring 38 and leading to increased demand for electric trains.
1912 - The African National Congress was founded.
1916 - World War I: Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli.
1918 - President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" for the aftermath of World War I.
1920 - The Czechoslovak Hussite Church was founded by Dr. Karel Farský.
1922 - The Social Democratic Youth League of Norway is founded.
1926 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud becomes the King of Hejaz and renames it Saudi Arabia.
1935 - A.C. Hardy patents the spectrophotometer.
1953 - René Mayer becomes Prime Minister of France.
1958 - 14 year old Bobby Fischer wins the United States Chess Championship.
1959 - Conquest of Cuba by Fidel Castro is completed with the conquest of Santiago de Cuba.
1959 - Michel Debré becomes Prime Minister of France.
1962 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time (National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.).
1962 - Harmelen train disaster kills 93 in The Netherlands.
1964 - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
1973 - Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of placing bugs in Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
1975 - Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, becoming the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States who did not succeed her husband.
1977 - Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
1979 - The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, The Betelgeuse incident
1982 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions.
1987 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 8.30 to close at 2,002.25 -- The Dow's first close above 2,000.
1989 - Kegworth air disaster kills 47 in Great Britain.
1989 - Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
1994 - Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He will stay on the space station till March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
1996 - An Antonov 32 cargo jet crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350.
2004 - RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, was christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
2006 - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake epicentered just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.

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