On This Day In History

Historical Events for January, 8 2014

1996 – Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths

1982 – AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies

1979 – Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh

1979 – 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up

1974 – Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London

1973 – USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing

1971 – 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif

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

1962 – Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)

1940 – World War II: Britain introduces food rationing.

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