THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 08/01



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This day in #history 0814
JANUARY 8TH

1297 – Monaco gains its independence.

1800 – Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in
southern France
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1806 – Cape colony becomes British colony

1912 – The African National Congress is founded.

1926 – Abdul – Aziz ibn Sa ‘ud becomes king of
Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia

1958 – Cuban revolutionary forces capture
Havana

1959 – Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as pres of
France’ s 5th Republic

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1935 – Elvis Aaron Presley, Tupelo Miss, singer (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)

1942 – Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

1969 – R . Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly] ,Chicago,
Illinois, American R& amp; B singer ( I Wish I Could Fly

1982 – John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
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FAMOUS DEATHS
1324 – Marco Polo, Venetian explorer, dies at 69

1642 – Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/
astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy

1825 – Eli Whitney, American inventor (b . 1765 )

1831 – Franz Vinzenz Krommer , composer, dies at 71

1842 – Viscount Pierre Cambronne, French
General during the wars of the Revolution and the
Napoleonic Era , dies at 71

1950 – Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist / Minister of Finance , dies at 66

FAMOUS WEDDING

2005 – Rapper and actor Nas ( 32) weds R &B
singer Kelis (25 ) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

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