January 8 | On this Day

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2017 Iranian politician Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died. Death day
2003 Turkish Airlines Flight 634 aircraft incident at Diyarbakır, Turkey, killed 75 people. Man-Made Disaster
2002 physicist Alexander Prokhorov died. Death day
2002 Soviet physicist Alexander Prokhorov died. Death day
1997 American chemist Melvin Calvin died. Death day
1996 French politician Francois Mitterrand died. Death day
1996 Air Africa (RA-26222) aircraft incident at Kinshasa, DR Congo (then Zaire), killed 251 people. Man-Made Disaster
1992 Chinese badminton player Tang Jinhua was born. Birthday
1991 Chess grandmaster from Armenia, Hrair Simonian was born. Birthday
1990 Taiwanese badminton player Chou Tien-chen was born. Birthday
1988 Chess grandmaster from Canada, Thomas Roussel-Roozmon was born. Birthday
1982 Chinese-Australian badminton player Huang Sui was born. Birthday
1981 Chess grandmaster from Soviet Union, Alexander Kotov died. Death day
1981 Chinese badminton player Xie Xingfang was born. Birthday
1980 Chess grandmaster from Croatia, Hrvoje Stević was born. Birthday
1980 American physicist John W. Mauchly died. Death day
1979 Chess grandmaster from Netherlands, Sipke Ernst was born. Birthday
1979 Chess grandmaster from Spain, Renier Vazquez Igarza was born. Birthday
1978 Chess grandmaster from Israel, Boris Avrukh was born. Birthday
1978 Commonwealth Day of Northern Mariana Islands. National Holiday
1977 Australian tennis player Kerry Reid won her first title in 1977 Australian Open (Jan.). Achievement
1965 British businessman James Quincey was born. Birthday
1962 French fencer Roger Ducret died. Death day
1962 93 people died in Harmelen train disaster. Man-Made Disaster
1961 Chess grandmaster from England, Keith Arkell was born. Birthday
1947 Chess grandmaster from Canada, Igor Vasilyevich Ivanov was born. Birthday
1942 Japanese politician Junichiro Koizumi was born. Birthday
1942 Astronaut from Soviet Union, Vyacheslav Zudov was born. Birthday
1914 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Herman Pilnik was born. Birthday
1912 Puerto Rican actor Jose Ferrer was born. Birthday
1910 American engineer and inventor Jacob Rabinow was born. Birthday
1891 German physicist Walther Bothe was born. Birthday
1885 Australian politician John Curtin was born. Birthday
1867 American economist and pacifist Emily Greene Balch was born. Birthday
1825 American inventor Eli Whitney died. Death day
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