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January 8th - Happy Birthday Amber Benson and Rachel Nichols


Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2012. There are 358 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 8, 1982, American Telephone and Telegraph settled the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.

On this date:
In 307, Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi.
In 871, Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
In 1297, Monaco gains its independence.
In 1499, Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
In 1734, Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
In 1746, Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
In 1780, An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz in Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage.
In 1790, George Washington delivers the first State of the Union Address in New York City.
In 1798, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited a citizen of one state from suing another state in federal court, was declared in effect by President John Adams nearly three years after its ratification by the states.
In 1806, Cape Colony becomes a British colony.
In 1811, An unsuccessful slave revolt is led by Charles Deslondes in St. Charles and St. James, Louisiana.
In 1815, U.S. forces led by Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans — the closing engagement of the War of 1812.
In 1835, The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.
In 1838, Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
In 1863, American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
In 1867, African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
In 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.
In 1889, Herman Hollerith is issued US patent #395,791 for the 'Art of Applying Statistics' — his punched card calculator.
In 1904, The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
In 1906, A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
In 1912, the African National Congress was founded in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
In 1912, Actor Jose Ferrer was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his "Fourteen Points" for lasting peace after World War I. Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition.
In 1920, The steel strike of 1919 ends in a complete failure for the American Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers labor union.
In 1935, Rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss.
In 1940, World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.
In 1945, World War II: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units was enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces.
In 1956, Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
In 1959, Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic.
In 1961, In France a referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.
In 1962, at least 91 people were killed when two trains collided head-on in Harmelen in the Netherlands.
In 1963, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" in his State of the Union address.
In 1973, the Paris peace talks between the United States and North Vietnam resumed.
In 1973, Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched.
In 1973, Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
In 1975, Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
In 1977, Three bombs went off in Moscow within 37 minutes, killing seven. The bombings are attributed to an Armenian separatist group.
In 1978, Bowing to international pressure, President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto releases Bengali leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from prison, who had been arrested after declaring the independence of Bangladesh.
In 1979, The tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland.
In 1981, A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".
In 1987, for the first time, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 2,000, ending the day at 2,[sign in to see URL].
In 1989, 47 people were killed when a British Midland Boeing 737-400 carrying 126 people crashed in central England.
In 1989, Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
In 1992, President George H.W. Bush collapsed during a state dinner in Tokyo; White House officials said Bush was suffering from stomach flu.
In 1994, Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.
In 1996, An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire killing more than 350 people.
In 2003, Turkish Airlines Flight 634 crashes near Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey, killing the entire crew and 70 of 75 passengers.
In 2004, The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
In 2005, The nuclear sub USS San Francisco collides at full speed with an undersea mountain south of Guam. One man is killed, but the sub surfaces and is repaired.
In 2010, Gunmen from an offshoot the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda attacked the bus carrying the Togo national football team on its way to the 2010 African Cup of Nations, killing three.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act, the most far-reaching federal education bill in nearly four decades. The Most Rev. George Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, announced his retirement as spiritual leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans. Ozzie Smith, regarded as the finest-fielding shortstop ever, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first try. Wendy's fast food chain founder Dave Thomas died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at age 69.

Five years ago: A Moroccan (Mounir el Motassadeq) convicted of aiding three of the four suicide pilots who had committed the Sept. 11 attacks was sentenced by a German court to the maximum of 15 years in prison for his role in the terror plot. The Florida Gators won college football's national championship by defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14. Actress Yvonne De Carlo died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 84.

One year ago: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six other people were killed, 12 others also injured. (Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges in connection with the shooting.) Both Super Bowl teams from 2010 lost on the first day of the NFL playoffs; the Seattle Seahawks stunned the defending champion New Orleans Saints 41-36 while the New York Jets ended the night with a last-second 17-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

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Today's Birthdays: Former Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh is 100. Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 89. Actor Ron Moody is 88. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 84. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 79. Singer Shirley Bassey is 75. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 74. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 71. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 70. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 70. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 66. Rock singer David Bowie is 65. Movie director John McTiernan is 61. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 57. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 48. Actress Maria Pitillo is 47. Actress Michelle Forbes is 47. Singer R. Kelly is 45. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 43. Actress Ami Dolenz is 43. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 39. Country singer Tift Merritt is 37. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 36. Actress Amber Benson is 35. Actor Scott Whyte is 34. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 33. Actress Sarah Polley is 33. Actor Windell D. Middlebrooks is 33. Actress Rachel Nichols is 32. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 30. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (Gym Class Heroes) is 29.

Other birthdays, Jan. 8:
1928 – Slade Gorton, American politician
1947 – Laurie Walters, American actress
1953 – Bruce Sutter, American baseball player
1955 – Mike Reno, Canadian musician
1961 – Calvin Smith, American athlete
1965 – Maria Pitillo, American actress
1967 – Willie Anderson, American basketball player
1971 – Jason Giambi, American baseball player
1973 – Mike Cameron, American baseball player
1976 – Carl Pavano, American baseball player
1977 – Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
1981 – Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player
1983 – Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader (year disputed, possibly 1984)
1984 – Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
2000 – Noah Cyrus, American actress

Born on this day, passed away:
1909 – Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress and entertainer (d. 1970)
1912 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
1915 – Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
1926 – Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)
1931 – Bill Graham, German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
1934 – Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)
1934 – Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)
1941 – Graham Chapman, British comedian (d. 1989)
1959 – Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
1959 – Duk Koo Kim, Korean boxer (d. 1982)
1966 – Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
1986 – Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)

Notable Deaths, Jan. 8:
1324 – Marco Polo, Italian explorer (b. 1254)
1642 – Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and scientist (b. 1564)
1825 – Eli Whitney, American inventor (b. 1765)
1990 – Terry-Thomas, British actor, comedian (b. 1911)
1991 – Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (b. 1960)
1994 – Pat Buttram, American actor (b. 1915)
1994 – Harvey Haddix, American baseball player (b. 1925)
1995 – Carlos Monzón, Argentinian boxer (b. 1942)
1996 – François Mitterrand, President of France (b. 1916)
2002 – Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
2007 – Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (b. 1922)
2011 – John Roll, United States federal judge ([sign in to see URL])
2011 – Christina-Taylor Green, Youngest victim of Tucson shooting (b.9/11/2001)

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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2013. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 8, 1963, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," on loan to the United States from the Louvre Museum in Paris, went on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., with President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, in attendance.

Today's Birthdays: Former Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh is 101. Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 90. Actor Ron Moody is 89. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 85. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 80. Singer Shirley Bassey is 76. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 75. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 72. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 71. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 71. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 67. Rock singer David Bowie is 66. Movie director John McTiernan is 62. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 58. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 49. Actress Maria Pitillo (pih-TIHL'-loh) is 48. Actress Michelle Forbes is 48. Singer R. Kelly is 46. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 44. Actress Ami Dolenz is 44. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 40. Country singer Tift Merritt is 38. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 37. Actress Amber Benson is 36. Actor Scott Whyte is 35. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 34. Actress Sarah Polley is 34. Actor Windell D. Middlebrooks is 34. Actress Rachel Nichols is 33. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 31. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (dih-SAH'-shee LUHM'-uhm-boh kuh-SAHN'-goh) (Gym Class Heroes) is 30.

Also Born on January 8th, Doctor Who's William Hartnell

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2014. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America."

Ten years ago: A U.S. Black Hawk medivac helicopter crashed near Fallujah, Iraq, killing all nine soldiers aboard. Libya agreed to compensate family members of victims of a 1989 bombing of a French passenger plane over the Niger desert that killed 170 people.

Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama urged lawmakers to work with him "day and night, on weekends if necessary" to approve the largest taxpayer-funded stimulus ever. Obama named Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine the next Democratic National Committee chairman. The U.N. Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza by a 14-0 vote, with the United States abstaining. No. 1 Florida beat No. 2 Oklahoma 24-14 for the BCS national title. Cornelia Wallace, former wife of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, died in Sebring, Fla. at age 69.

One year ago: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence as her Arizona hometown paused to mark the second anniversary of the deadly shooting rampage.

Today's Birthdays: Former Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh is 102. Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 91. Actor Ron Moody is 90. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 86. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 81. Singer Shirley Bassey is 77. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 76. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 74. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 73. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 72. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 72. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 68. Rock singer David Bowie is 67. Movie director John McTiernan is 63. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 59. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 50. Actress Maria Pitillo (pih-TIHL'-loh) is 49. Actress Michelle Forbes is 49. Singer R. Kelly is 47. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 45. Actress Ami Dolenz is 45. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 41. Country singer Tift Merritt is 39. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 38. Actress Amber Benson is 37. Actor Scott Whyte is 36. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 35. Actress Sarah Polley is 35. Actor Windell D. Middlebrooks is 35. Actress Rachel Nichols is 34. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 32. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (dih-SAH'-shee LUHM'-uhm-boh kuh-SAHN'-goh) (Gym Class Heroes) is 31.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2015. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 8, 1815, the last major engagement of the War of 1812 came to an end as U.S. forces led by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. (Given the slowness of communications at the time, the battle took place even though the United States and Britain had already signed a peace treaty.)

Ten years ago: The United States acknowledged dropping a 500-pound bomb on the wrong house during a search for terror suspects outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (The military said that five people were killed; the house's owner said 14 people died.) Marty Schottenheimer of the San Diego Chargers was named The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year.

Five years ago: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb), accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas, appeared in federal court in Detroit; the judge entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf. Vice President Joe Biden's mother, Jean Biden, died in Wilmington, Delaware, at age 92.

One year ago: Emails and text messages obtained by The Associated Press and other news organizations suggested that one of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's top aides engineered traffic jams in Fort Lee in Sept. 2013 to punish its mayor for not endorsing Christie for re-election; Christie responded by saying he'd been misled by the aide, and he denied involvement in the apparent act of political payback. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.

Today's Birthdays: Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 92. Actor Ron Moody is 91. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 87. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 82. Singer Shirley Bassey is 78. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 77. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 74. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 73. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 73. Singer Juanita Cowart Motley (The Marvelettes) is 71. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 69. Rock singer David Bowie is 68. Movie director John McTiernan is 64. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 60. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 51. Actress Maria Pitillo (pih-TIHL'-loh) is 50. Actress Michelle Forbes is 50. Singer R. Kelly is 48. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 46. Actress Ami Dolenz is 46. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 42. Country singer Tift Merritt is 40. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 39. Actress Amber Benson is 38. Actor Scott Whyte is 37. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 36. Actress Sarah Polley is 36. Actor Windell D. Middlebrooks is 36. Actress Rachel Nichols is 35. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 33. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (dih-SAH'-shee LUHM'-uhm-boh kuh-SAHN'-goh) (Gym Class Heroes) is 32.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2016. There are 358 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On Jan. 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for lasting peace after World War I. Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition.

Ten years ago: The first funerals were held in West Virginia for the 12 miners who'd died in the Sago (SAY'-goh) Mine disaster six days earlier.

Five years ago: U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six other people were killed, 12 others also injured. (Gunman Jared Lee Loughner (LAWF'-nur) was sentenced in Nov. 2012 to seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years.) Both Super Bowl teams from 2010 lost on the first day of the NFL playoffs; the Seattle Seahawks stunned the defending champion New Orleans Saints 41-36 while the New York Jets ended the night with a last-second 17-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

One year ago: Three dissidents were abruptly released in what a leading human rights advocate said was part of Cuba's deal with Washington to release 53 members of the island's political opposition. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced she would not seek re-election. During a daylong meeting at the Denver airport, U.S. Olympic Committee board members chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Gospel singer Andrae Crouch, 72, died in Los Angeles.

Today's Birthdays: Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 93. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 88. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 83. Singer Shirley Bassey is 79. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 78. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 76. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 75. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 74. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 74. Singer Juanita Cowart Motley (The Marvelettes) is 72. Actress Kathleen Noone is 71. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 70. Rock singer David Bowie is 69. Movie director John McTiernan is 65. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 61. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 52. Actress Maria Pitillo (pih-TIHL'-loh) is 51. Actress Michelle Forbes is 51. Singer R. Kelly is 49. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 47. Actress Ami Dolenz is 47. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 43. Country singer Tift Merritt is 41. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 40. Actress Amber Benson is 39. Actor Scott Whyte is 38. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 37. Actress Sarah Polley is 37. Actress Rachel Nichols is 36. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 34. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (dih-SAH'-shee LUHM'-uhm-boh kuh-SAHN'-goh) (Gym Class Heroes) is 33. Actor Freddie Stroma is 29.

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2017. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 8, 1867, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in overriding President Andrew Johnson's veto of the District of Columbia Suffrage Bill, giving black men in the nation's capital the right to vote.

Ten years ago: A Moroccan (Mounir el-Motassadeq) convicted of aiding three of the four suicide pilots who had committed the Sept. 11 attacks was sentenced by a German court to the maximum of 15 years in prison for his role in the terror plot. The Florida Gators won college football's national championship by defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14. Actress Yvonne De Carlo died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 84.

Five years ago: Bells rang in Tucson, Ariz., as residents paused to remember the six people killed in the shooting rampage a year earlier that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords severely wounded; Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance during an evening vigil. Mitt Romney's Republican presidential rivals piled on the criticism during a morning debate, two days before the New Hampshire primary. The New York Giants ran all over Atlanta in a 24-2 rout of the Falcons in an NFC wild-card game. The Denver Broncos stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime in the AFC wild-card game.

One year ago: Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the world's most-wanted drug lord, was captured for a third time in a daring raid by Mexican marines, six months after walking through a tunnel to freedom from a maximum security prison in a made-for-Hollywood escape that deeply embarrassed the government and strained ties with the United States. Oakland Raiders defensive end and outside linebacker Khalil Mack made history, earning a selection at two positions on the 2015 Associated Press All-Pro Team, an NFL first. Hall of Fame rhythm and blues artist Otis Clay, 73, died in Chicago.

Today's Birthdays — Jan. 8: Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 94. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 89. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 84. Singer Shirley Bassey is 80. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 79. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 76. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 75. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 75. Singer Juanita Cowart Motley (The Marvelettes) is 73. Actress Kathleen Noone is 72. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 71. Movie director John McTiernan is 66. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 62. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 53. Actress Maria Pitillo (pih-TIHL'-loh) is 52. Actress Michelle Forbes is 52. Singer R. Kelly is 50. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 48. Actress Ami Dolenz is 48. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 44. Country singer Tift Merritt is 42. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 41. Actress Amber Benson is 40. Actor Scott Whyte is 39. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 38. Actress Sarah Polley is 38. Actress Rachel Nichols is 37. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 35. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (dih-SAH'-shee LUHM'-uhm-boh kuh-SAHN'-goh) (Gym Class Heroes) is 34. Actor Freddie Stroma is 30.


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Today is Monday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2018. There are 357 days left in the year.



Today's Highlights in History:

On Jan. 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for lasting peace after World War I. Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition.

Ten years ago: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton powered to victory in New Hampshire's 2008 Democratic primary in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House; Sen. John McCain defeated his Republican rivals to move back into contention for the GOP nomination. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the only officer charged in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, was cleared of criminal wrongdoing. Paintings by Pablo Picasso and Brazilian painter Candido Portinari, stolen from Brazil's Sao Paulo Museum in December 2007, were recovered.



Five years ago: Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence as her Arizona hometown paused to mark the second anniversary of the deadly shooting rampage.



One year ago: A Palestinian truck driver rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Israeli soldiers, killing at least four people in one of the deadliest attacks of a year and half-long wave of violence (the driver was shot dead). "La La Land" won seven Golden Globe Awards, including best motion picture, comedy or musical, while "Moonlight" was recognized as best movie drama; Meryl Streep, accepting a lifetime achievement award, criticized President-elect Donald Trump without mentioning him by name.



Today's Birthdays — Jan. 8: Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 95. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 90. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 85. Singer Shirley Bassey is 81. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 80. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 77. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 76. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 76. Singer Juanita Cowart Motley (The Marvelettes) is 74. Actress Kathleen Noone is 73. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 72. Movie director John McTiernan is 67. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 63. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is 60. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 54. Actress Maria Pitillo (pih-TIHL'-loh) is 53. Actress Michelle Forbes is 53. Singer R. Kelly is 51. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 49. Actress Ami Dolenz is 49. Reggae singer Sean Paul is 45. Country singer Tift Merritt is 43. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 42. Actress Amber Benson is 41. Actor Scott Whyte is 40. Singer-songwriter Erin McCarley is 39. Actress Sarah Polley is 39. Actress Rachel Nichols is 38. Actress Gaby Hoffman is 36. Rock musician Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo (dih-SAH'-shee LUHM'-uhm-boh kuh-SAHN'-goh) (Gym Class Heroes) is 35. Actor Freddie Stroma is 31.

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