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History for January 8:
1798 - 11th Amendment ratified, Judicial powers construed.
1815 - Battle of New Orleans, made a hero out of Andrew Jackson (the War of 1812 had ended on 12/24/1814, but nobody knew that.)
1865 - Sen. Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make the Marigold the national flower. It doesn't pass.
1880 - The passing of Norton I, Emperor of the US, Protector of Mexico.
1932 - Ratification of present San Francisco City Charter.
1935 - Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy.
1786 - Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd Bank of US first effective central bank.
1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher & founder of Doubleday & Co.
1868 - Sir Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity.
1904 - Cartoonist Peter Arno
1926 - Soupy Sales, Comedian
1935 - Elvis Presley, singer, "The king".
1937 - Shirley Bassey in Wales
1942 - Yvette Mimieux in Hollywood California
1947 - David Bowie, Singer/Actor
19?? - Lauri Walter, Actress (8 is Enough)