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January 8: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 8

January 8th is officially celebrated as Bubble Bath Day and Joy Germ Day.

Today is the eighth day of the month, and there are 357 days left of the year.

If you were born on January 8, your zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Find out the facts about January 8 with these past events and amazing facts, including advances from war to peace and human rights.

Did you know that on this day in 1835, President Andrew Jackson paid off the entire US national debt? It was the first time in the country’s history that this has ever been accomplished.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 8th in history!

What Happened On January 8 In History?

2021

Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter due to the risk of further incitement of violence.

2020

Justin Bieber posted on Instagram that he has Lyme disease, a bacterial illness spread by ticks.

2013

Twenty One Pilots third studio album “Vessel” was released.

Ironically, the album reached 21 on the Billboard 200 chart.
2010

Giant self-rolling snowballs were found in the UK.

OTD in 2010: Giant self-rolling snowballs were found in the UK.
These rare snowballs are formed in snowy weather with a precise combination of snow, ice, temperature, moisture and wind. Self-rolling snowballs are also known as: snow bales, snow rollers and snow doughnuts.
2006

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook the entire Eastern Mediterranean.

At 13:35 (local time) the earthquake struck 120 miles south of Athens and was felt in the entire Eastern Mediterranean basin. Although there was significant damage there were only 3 casualties.
1992

Japanese prime minister treated president George H. W. Bush to dinner, Bush threw up on the host.

1973

The unmanned space mission Luna 21 was launched.

Luna 21 carried the second successful Soviet lunar rover, Lunokhod 2, and was launched less than a month after the last Apollo lunar landing. Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2 are still on the Moon.
Source NASA
1918

The state of Mississippi became the 1st to accept the prohibition of alcohol.

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution was all about banning alcohol in a bid to reduce crime and corruption.
1835

The US wasn’t in debt on this day.

This was the first and only time that the United States of America had no National debt.
1816

Mathematician Sophie Germain became the first women to be awarded the prestigious Paris Academy of Sizes Prize for her theory of surface vibrations.

1790

The first President of the United States, George Washington, delivered the 1st State of the Union address in New York City.

OTD in 1790: The first President of the United States
1656

The world’s oldest newspaper called Haarlem published its very first paper in the Netherlands.

Source Twipe
1493

Christopher Columbus sighted manatees for the first time ever.

OTD in 1493: Christopher Columbus sighted manatees for the first time ever.
He found them near the Dominican Republic after mistaking them for mermaids. When he described them, he said they were "not half as beautiful as they are painted."

Did you know that on this day, January 8th 1835, President Andrew Jackson paid off the entire US national debt?