January 8 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Baptism of the Jesus
- Christian
Christmas Day, day 2 (Orthodox)
Montenegro National Holiday, Orthodox
Orthodox Christmas Day holiday
Moldova National Holiday, Orthodox
Coptic Christmas
Sudan Public Holiday
Asarah B'Tevet
Israel Observance, Hebrew
Special Working Day
China Weekend
Earth's Rotation Day
- Weird
Christmas Day holiday
Ukraine National Holiday, Orthodox

Historical Events on January 8

  • 1790: The first State of the Union Address given to the public is delivered from U.S. President George Washington in New York.
  • 1806: Cape Colony is officially made a colony of Great Britain.
  • 1811: Slave leader Charles Deslondes attempts to start slave revolts in St. Charles and St. James. However, it turns out to be unsuccessful.
  • 1815: At the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, An American military force is led by Andrew Jackson against British forces.
  • 1835: For the only time in U.S history, the national debt of the United States is zero.
  • 1863: The Second Battle of Springfield begins during the American Civil War.
  • 1867: In Washington D.C., the U.S Capital, African-American men receive the right to vote.
  • 1877: Warriors led by the Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse rally for their last battle against the U.S Cavalry. The battle takes place at Wolf Mountain in the Montana Territory.
  • 1889: A United States patent is issued to Herman Hollerith for his punched card calculator.
  • 1904: The Blackstone Library receives its dedication on this day; This would be the beginning of the Chicago Public Library System.
  • 1940: During World War II, Britain begins rationing food.
  • 1945: The Philippine Commonwealth Army attack Japanese Army forces in the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon.
  • 1963: The painting “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci is shown in the U.S for the first time at the National Gallery of Art in the city of Washington, D.C.
  • 1964: A War on Poverty is declared by U.S President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Famous Birthdays on January 8

  • American Confederate general and U.S Ambassador to Turkey, James Longstreet is born in 1821.
  • American soldier, politician and Medal of Honor Recipient, John H. Moffitt is born in 1843.
  • English author Emma Booth is born in 1860.
  • American singer and actor, Elvis Presley is born in 1935.
  • American TV game show host and producer, Bob Eubanks is born in 1938.
  • English physicist and author, Stephen Hawking is born in 1942.
  • American author and rancher, Don Bendell is born in 1947.
  • English singer-songwriter and actor, David Bowie is born in 1947.

VJ Day

Ashura

Mabon

Halloween

Guy Fawkes Day

Veterans Day

Black Friday

Winter Solstice