January 8: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

January 8th marks the 8th day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (or 358 days in case of leap years). People born on this day are under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Elvis Presley (1935), Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947).
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Trivia and Events

What happened on January 8th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Jan 8th, 2019 Russian military police says it has begun patrolling Manbij in the Syrian Civil War. (TASS). The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces claim that five foreign nationals were captured fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq. Two of the five are from the United States; two from Pakistan, and one from Ireland.
  • Jan 8th, 2018 Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, has stopped research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
  • Jan 8th, 2017 January 2017, Jerusalem vehicular attack: A truck crashes into a group Israeli soldiers in an attack on East Jerusalem. The attack resulted in the deaths of four and injuring 21 others. The terrorist was previously convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  • Jan 8th, 2016 2016 Hurghada Attack: Two ISIS militants were killed and three others were injured in an attack on a Hurghada hotel.
  • Jan 8th, 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting: Hamyd Mourad is one of the suspects in the murders. The other two suspects remain at large. (The New York Times) (CNN). On the night of January 7, and morning of January 8, three mosques in France were attacked by assailants who fire guns and throw grenades at them.
  • Jan 8th, 2014 Insurgency in South Yemen: Two Al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike by the United States in Hadhramaut, southeastern Province.
  • Jan 8th, 2013 War in North-West Pakistan. Four people are killed and four more are injured in a U.S. drone attack in North Waziristan (Pakistan).
  • Jan 8th, 2012 Georgia declares that 15 Georgian sailors who were held hostage for more than a year by pirates in Somalia are now free thanks to the government's efforts.
  • Jan 8th, 2011 Six people are killed and 13 others injured in an attempted assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Congresswoman.
  • Jan 8th, 2010 Three people were killed when gunmen from the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, an offshoot of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda, attacked the bus carrying the Togo football team as it traveled to the African Cup of Nations 2010.
  • Jan 8th, 2009 The Critics' Choice Award is announced in Los Angeles, California. Best picture: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Jan 8th, 2008 The Democratic caucuses in New Hampshire, USA choose Hillary Clinton to be the candidate for the November presidential election. John McCain is the Republican candidate.

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