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Today is Wednesday, January 8th,  the eight day of the year. There are 358

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,


Shirley Bassey, 83, singer

Little Anthony, 80, singer (Little Anthony & the Imperials)

Marcus Hutson, 77, singer (Whispers)

Calvin Smith, 59, athlete

Virgil Hill, 56, boxer

R. Kelly, 51, R&B singer

DJ Clue, 45, DJ/producer

Windell Midlebrooks, 41, actor


Fannie M. Jackson, 1836, 1st African American woman college grad (d. 1913)

Nancy Jones, 1860, missionary (d. unknown)


Jane Bolin, 2007, first African American female judge (b. 1908)

Clyde Otis, 2008, songwriter/music producer (b. c. 1924)


1811 – Louisiana slave revolt led by Charles Deslondes at German Coast.

1867 – African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

despite President Johnson’s veto.

1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”.

1986 – Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year.

1991 – Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try.

1992 – Pres. George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister’s lap.

1995 – 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

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.


As a Capricorn born on January 8th, you are well known for your social, charming and hardworking personality. While there are many people that prefer solitude, you are most energized by social settings, where you can display your charm, warmth and whit. While you may not realize it, people are naturally drawn to your personality and actively seek your company. While your social nature has earned you many friends, your hardworking nature has gained you an equal amount of admiration. You display great determination and will always do whatever is necessary to get the job done.

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