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This Day in History for January 8

This Day In History1675 – First American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co.)

1790 – First US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address.

1835 – The United States national debt is zero for the first and only time.

1894 – Columbus World’s fair in Chicago destroyed by fire.

1904 – Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen.

1918 – US President Woodrow Wilson outlines his Fourteen Points for peace after the Great War.

1923 – 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas.

1945 – “Youth for Christ” organizes.

1949 – “Make Mine Manhattan” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances.

1956 – Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” single goes #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single).

1962 – Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th.

1972 – NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall.

1975 – Judge John Sirica orders release of Watergate’s John W. Dean III, Herbert W. Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison.

1982 – AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies.

1987 – Dow Jones closes above 2,000 for 1st time (2,002.25)

1989 – “42nd Street” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances.

1991 – Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

2002 – President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.

2008 – Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins.

2016 – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announces the recapture of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, six months after he escaped prison.

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