Historical Events In January - 08
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
1998 On this day in history 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 this day in history roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas
1998 On January - 08 unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
1998 On this day in history world Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
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 this day in history.
2006 On this day in history 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.
2007 On this day in history russian oil supplies to Poland, Germany, and Ukraine are cut as the Russia-Belarus energy dispute escalates; restored 3 days later.
2009 On this day in history 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.
2010 On January - 08 the Togo national football team is involved in an attack in Angola, and as a result withdraws from the Africa Cup of Nations.
2011 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 on this day in history.
2013 On January - 08 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
2014 40th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Josh Charles & Stana Katić win (Dramatic TV) on January - 08.
2017 On January - 08 74th Golden Globes: "Moonlight", Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert win
2018 US record year for cost of natural disasters announced - $306 billion in 2017 on January - 08.
2018 On January - 08 self-declared republic of Somaliland passes its first ever law against rape
2018 On January - 08 college Football National Championship, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta: #4 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 26-23