Historical Events In January - 08
Thursday, 28 September 2023
1998 On January - 08 national Defence deploys 4,000 soldiers to help Hydro-Quebec with the worst ice storm damage; 1.3 million households will lose power in Eastern Ontario and Quebec.
1998 On January - 08 roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
1998 Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer on this day in history.
1998 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life on this day in history.
1999 RailAmerica Inc. takes over the operation of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway from CP. The new company, known as E&N Railway Company (1998) Ltd, purchased the line between Port Alberni and Nanaimo and leased the section from Victoria to Nanaimo on January - 08.
2006 A powerful, magnitude 6.9 earthquake centered off the coast of the Greek island of Kythera shakes much of Greece and is felt throughout the eastern Mediterranean basin on January - 08.
2007 On January - 08 russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia-Belarus energy dispute escalates; restored 3 days later.
2009 A 6.2 magnitude earquake hit Coa Rica´s region of Volcan Poás, wi an epicenter near Cinchona. It was caused by Varablanca-Angel fault on January - 08.
2010 The Togo national football team is involved in an attack in Angola, and as a result withdraws from the Africa Cup of Nations on January - 08.
2011 On this day in history attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords
2013 On this day in history 130 wildfires across Australiaâ€™s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
2014 On this day in history 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana KatiÄ‡ win (Dramatic TV)
2017 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win on this day in history.
2018 US record year for cost of natural disasters announced - $306 billion in 2017 on January - 08.
2018 Self-declared republic of Somaliland passes its first ever law against rape on this day in history.
2018 College Football National Championship, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta: #4 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 26-23 on January - 08.
2020 On this day in history uS singer Justin Bieber reveals he has Lyme disease, an infectious disease spread by ticks
2020 Persian Gulf crisis: Iran launches ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases hosting American soldiers, injuring multiple personnel on January - 08.
2020 Persian Gulf crisis: Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 is mistakenly shot down by Iran's armed forces shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, killing all 176 people on board on January - 08.
2021 On this day in history japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declares a state of emergency for Tokyo and surrounding areas after COVID-19 cases surge to their highest level
2021 US Speaker Nancy Pelosi demands President Donald Trump 's resignation or he will face impeachment, while also calling for vice-president Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him on this day in history.