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Today in history: Jan. 8

Today in history: Jan. 8

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In 2011, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire as the congresswoman met with constituents in Tucson, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, declared a nationwide constitutional right to abortion, and more events that happened on …

Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, and m…

In 1998, President Bill Clinton forcefully denied having an affair with a former White House intern, and more events that happened on this day…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Alicia Keys, Christine Lakin, Jenifer Lewis, Leigh Taylor-Young, Mi…

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In 1977, on his first full day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders, and more events that happened …

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