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TODAY IN HISTORY
Today is Monday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2018. There are 357 days left in the year.
HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY
On Jan. 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points for lasting peace after World War I. Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which established Prohibition.
• Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 90. • CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 85. • Game show host Bob Eubanks is 80. • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is 60.
ON THIS DATE
In 1790, President George Washington delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress in New York.
In 1935, rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi.
In 1998, Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson; six people were killed, 12 others also injured. Gunman Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced in November 2012 to seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years.