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  1. Reggie Miller, NBA Hall of Famer, couldn't escape his older sister Cheryl's shadow while in high school. On January 26, 1982, he scored a career high 40 points. He tried bragging about it on the car ride home, only to find out Cheryl scored 105 points and broken 8 national records!

  2. Stephen Hawking's birthday (January 8, 1942) is the 300th anniversary of the death of astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei.

  3. On January 1, 1907 Theodore Roosevelt shook the hands of 8,510 people, setting a world record he held for over 70 years.

  4. South Koreans have been protesting in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul every Wednesday since January 8, 1992, demanding justice for comfort women in WW2 called Wednesday Demonstration

  5. The first man ever convicted of speeding, Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, was fined $10 on January 28th, 1896 for driving 8 mph in a 2 mph zone.

  6. Pregnancy lasts 7 to 8 weeks and ends with 1 to 6 babies (cubs). Most babies are born between January and March. Cubs spend first 8 weeks of their life inside a sett. Young badgers reach sexual maturity at the age of 12 to 18 months.

  7. Females produce offspring every 8 to 12 months. Pregnancy lasts 118 days and ends with 2 to 4 piglets. Babies are born during the dry season, from January to March.

  8. After Galileo's death on 8 January 1642, the Grand Duke Ferdinano de"Medici asked Torricelli to become the grand-ducal mathematician and chair of mathematics at the University of Pisa.

  9. Joshua Abraham Norton (February 4, 1818–January 8, 1880) aka Emperor Norton I, a citizen of San Francisco, CA, who in 1859 proclaimed himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States". He was treated as royalty, issued his own currency, and was payed taxes by some.

  10. 2.8 million Soviet POWs were murdered through disease, shooting, and starvation in less than 8 months from June 1941-January 1942. By comparison, 8,348 Western Allied prisoners died in German camps during the entire war.

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On January 8, 1999, The Walt Disney Company announced a recall of about 3.4 million copies of the videotapes because there was an objectionable image in one of the film's backgrounds. The image is of a topless woman with breasts and nipples showing.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo on January 8, 1642.

Between 30 January and 8 February 1658 during the Second Northern War, King Charles X Gustav of Sweden marched his army across 2 frozen straits dealing a crushing blow to Denmark, and led to the Treaty of Roskilde later that year, which handed Scania to Sweden.

New Jersey had 5 governors in 8 days in January 2002

Because of a strange quirk in their state constitution, the U.S. state of New Jersey once had 4 governors in a timespan of 8 days in January 2002. The shortest of these terms was just 90 minutes.

The song Jeremy by Pearl Jam was inspired by a newspaper article Vedder read about a high school student who shot himself in front of his English class on January 8, 1991.

GPS dates use a 10-bit field week number starting from January 6, 1980, accommodating 1,024 weeks (~19.6 years). It rolled over on August 21, 1999. Modernized GPS navigation messages use a 13-bit field, accommodating 8,192 weeks (157 years), thus lasting until 2137.

An explosion at a Las Vegas Motel in January of 1967 killing 6 people and injuring 8. All the dead were decapitated and newspaper reports in 1967 were extremely graphic in regard to the description of the crime scene.

On January 8 2002, John Farmer Jr. was the acting governer of New Jersey for 90 minutes before John O. Bennett took over for another 3 and a half days

The 1st Video Game 'World Championships' were held more than 30 years ago on January 8–9, 1983 in Ottumwa, Iowa

In January 8, 1999 the United States admits that U.N. weapons inspectors installed surveillance equipment used to spy on Saddam Hussein.

The TV show The Bold and the Beautiful aired in 1987 and it's still on air. As of January 4, 2019 it has aired 8,000 episodes.

The image chosen as the best magazine cover of the last 40 years is the cover of Rolling Stone from January 22, 1981. In the image, John Lennon is fully nude, curled around his clothed wife, Yoko Ono. Annie Leibovitz took the image a few hours before Lennon was shot to death on December 8, 1980.

The original roman calendar had 10 months. Months like October and December (Oct for 8, and Dec for 10) were the 8th and 10th months. January and February were added later on, during the reign of Numa Pompilius.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo on January 8, 1642.

Starting January 30, 2017 states that are not in compliance of the Real ID Act will not be allowed entry through airport security, federal buildings, military bases, nuclear power plants without another form of compliant ID such as a passport. There are currently 8 states not in compliance.

The image chosen as the best magazine cover of the last 40 years is the cover of Rolling Stone from January 22, 1981. In the image, John Lennon is fully nude, curled around his clothed wife, Yoko Ono. Annie Leibovitz took the image a few hours before Lennon was shot to death on December 8, 1980.

This Day In History January 8, 1835 First Time United States Debt is 0

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evidence showed that during the seven and a half months preceding Elvis's death -- from January 1, 1977, to August 16, 1977 -- Doctor Nichopoulos wrote prescriptions for Elvis for at least 8,805 pills, tablets, vials, and injectables. Going back to January 1975, the count was 19,012.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo on January 8, 1642.

On 15 January 1919, in Boston, a large storage tank burst, filled with 2,300,000 (8,706,447 liters) of molasses and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150.

The longest statement made at the UN was given by V.K. Krishna Menon of India. His statement to the Security Council was given during three meetings on 23 and 24 January 1957. According to the times listed on the meeting records, the meetings lasted more than 8 hours

October is the 10th month of the year, but the word "Octo" is generally associated with 8 (Octagon, Octopus, etc), it was named October because back in 753 B.C., October was the 8th month of the year, and March (Martius) was the first month (there was no January and February ).