1/8/2021 2:47:00 PM Today In History - January 8
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1935 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll, was born in Tupelo Mississippi; and in 1956 Elvis’ "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single record went to #1 and stayed at #1 for a record 11 weeks.
Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
794 - Vikings attacked Lindisfarne Island
1656 - Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)
1790 - 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address
1835 - The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
1916 - World War I: Allied forces withdraw from Gallipoli.
1926 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1956 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
1821 - James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)
1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)
1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
1923 - Larry Storch, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
1926 - Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
1933 - Charles Osgood, news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
1935 - Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)
1935 - Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
1938 - Bob Eubanks, Flint Mich, TV host (Newlywed Game)
1940 - Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
1940 - Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)
1969 - R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly), born in Chicago, Illinois
1811 - US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)
1930 - Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto
1951 - Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten
1973 - Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2005 - Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
1499 - Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown
1998 - Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
1324 - Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69
1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy
1825 - Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), dies of prostate cancer at 59
1946 - Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55
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