Today is Monday, January 8, 2018.
1587 Johannes Fabricius, Dutch astronomer who discovered sunspots
1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher & founder of Doubleday & Co.
1867 Emily Balch, US sociologist, feminist, pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1868 Sir Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right: gravity bends light.
1891 Walther Bothe, German subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
1912 Jos‚ Ferrer, actor, director (Cyrano de Bergerac)
1923 Larry Storch
1924 Ron Moody
1926 Soupy Sales
1933 Charles Osgood
1935 Elvis Presley, singer.
1937 Shirley Bassey
1939 Yvette Mimieux
1942 Stephen Hawking
1947 David Robert Hayward Jones, later to be known as David Bowie, born in Brixton, England, Moon in Taurus
1969 Ami Dolenz
1815 Battle of New Orleans, made a hero out of Andrew Jackson (the War of 1812 had ended on 12/24/1814, but nobody knew that).
1880 The passing of Norton I, Emperor of the US, Protector of Mexico
1932 Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter.
1935 Spectrophotometer patented, by AC Hardy
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1968 US Surveyor 7 lands near crater Tycho on moon
1973 USSR launches Luna 21 for moon landing
1978 Intel releases 16-bit 8086 processor.
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