January 8 Holidays

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Famous Birthdays Today

<div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/valkyrae" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/dd49b79a-6425-4f0b-7f94-44b32515e700/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Valkyrae" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">YouTube Star</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/valkyrae" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Valkyrae</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/elvis-presley" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/9fcb4b31-7e64-4c8a-d1b1-5eb552de0300/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Elvis Presley" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Rock Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/elvis-presley" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Elvis Presley</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/david-bowie" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/c2cc7e75-7226-4ce6-2813-5439bd03d800/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="David Bowie" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Rock Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/david-bowie" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">David Bowie</h3></a></div></div></div></div><div role="listitem" class="single-holiday w-dyn-item"><div class="position-relative---z-index-1"><div class="card card-image-top team-member-link-card"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/noah-cyrus" class="card-link-image---image-wrapper border-radius-32px w-inline-block" target="_blank"><div class="holiday-card-image w-embed"><img src="https://imagedelivery.net/lCsODh8EJUNDijZLbbcSWQ/f0a1e10b-9408-4e79-736d-e3b0252f0f00/mediumsquare" loading="lazy" alt="Noah Cyrus" class="holiday-card-image"></div></a><div class="flex-date"><div class="badge-primary small team-member-job-title-badge">Pop Singer</div></div><div class="pd-left-and-right-20px pd-left-and-right-12px-mbp"><a href="https://www.famouspeople.io/people/noah-cyrus" class="holiday-card-title-block w-inline-block" target="_blank"><h3 class="card-link-title---hover-secondary-1 display-4 mg-bottom-2px">Noah Cyrus</h3></a></div></div></div></div>

This Day in History

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1454</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Portugal Gains Trade Rights</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Kingdom of Portugal receives exclusive trade and colonization rights to all of Africa south of Cape Bojador through the Romanus Pontifex papal bull.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1735</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Handel's Ariodante Premiere</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, sees the premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1790</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First US State of the Union Address</div><div class='timeline-text'>George Washington resumes the tradition of delivering a State of the Union address in New York City.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1806</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cape Colony Becomes British</div><div class='timeline-text'>After the Battle of Blaauwberg, the Dutch Cape Colony becomes the British Cape Colony in southern Africa.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1912</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>African National Congress Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The South African Native National Congress, later known as the African National Congress, is established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1964</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>US War on Poverty Declared</div><div class='timeline-text'>President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>RMS Queen Mary 2 Christened</div><div class='timeline-text'>The then-largest ocean liner ever built, RMS Queen Mary 2, is christened by Queen Elizabeth II.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ukraine International Airlines Flight Tragedy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 onboard.</div></div></div>

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