8th January

The events happened on 8th January are :

1997 : Anniversary of Grimaldi rule in Monaco : On this day in 1997, the principality of Monaco began a yearlong celebration in honour of the 700th anniversary of the rule of the Grimaldi family, who seized power in 1297 and gained firm possession of Monaco in 1419.

1959 : Charles de Gaulle was inaugurated as president of France's Fifth Republic.

1942 : English theoretical physicist Stephen W. Hawking was born.

1918 : U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announced his Fourteen Points, an outline for peace following World War I.

1862 : American publisher Frank Nelson Doubleday was born.

1815 : U.S. General Andrew Jackson defeated Great Britain in the Battle of New Orleans, the final engagement in the War of 1812.

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