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Today in History

January 8

Events:

1681   Treaty of Radzin Signed ending five years of war between the Turks and Russia, Polland.

1790   George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address in New York City.

1815   Andrew Jackson defeats the British at the Battle of New Orleans

1958   Bobby Fischer wins his first Chess Championship at the age of 14.

Famous Birthdays:

1821   James Longstreet (Confederate General in the Civil War)

1935   Elvis Presley (Rock Singer and Actor)

1942   Steven Hawking (Scientist and Author)

1948   David Bowie (Singer and Songwriter)

Today in History Archive:

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