This day in history

Tuesday, Jan. 8, is the eighth day of 2013. There are 357 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Larry Storch is 90. Actor Ron Moody is 89. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 80. Singer Shirley Bassey is 76. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 75. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 71. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 71. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 67. Rock singer David Bowie is 66. Director John McTiernan is 62. Singer R. Kelly is 46. Actress-rock singer Jenny Lewis is 37. Actress Sarah Polley is 34. Actress Rachel Nichols is 33.

In 1790, President Washington delivered his first State of the Union address to Congress.


In 1815, US forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans, the closing engagement of the War of 1812.

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In 1935, rock ’n’ roll legend Elvis Presley was born in Tupelo, Miss.

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a ‘‘War on Poverty’’ in his State of the Union address.

In 2011, Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was shot when a gunman opened fire as she met with constituents in Tucson; six people were killed, 12 others injured. (Jared Lee Loughner has pleaded not guilty to 49 charges.)