January 8: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1790 - George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York.
- 1867 - African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
- 1904 - The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system.
- 1963 - Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
- 1975 - Ella T. Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first woman to serve as a Governor in the United States other than by succeeding her husband.
- Famous Birthdays: Johannes Fabricius (German astronomer), Lowell Mason (American composer), Alfred Russel Wallace (British geographer, biologist, and explorer), Emily Greene Balch (American economist and author, Nobel Prize laureate), Walther Bothe (German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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