On This Day in History - January 8

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What Happened On This Day In History - January 8

1499 January 8

1499-01-08

Louis XII of France after papal divorce marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany to keep duchy for the crown

1656 January 8

1656-01-08

Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

1800 January 8

1800-01-08

Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France

1830 January 8

1830-01-08

Dutch King Willem I fires him displeasing parliament members

1889 January 8

1889-01-08

Dr. Herman Hollerith receives 1st U.S. patent for a tabulating machine

1929 January 8

1929-01-08

1st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies

1935 January 8

1935-01-08

Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy

1996 January 8

1996-01-08

For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

2004 January 8

2004-01-08

The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, was christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

2010 January 8

2010-01-08

The parliament in Portugal approves a bill legalizing same-sex marriage