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Today In History - January 8

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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:

Historical Events

  • 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)

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Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Weddings

  • 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

Famous Divorces

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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
  • 2007 - Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (b. 1922)

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