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On this day: January 8

Published On: Jan 07 2013 05:18:42 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

George Washington delivers the first State of the Union, Elvis is born, 14-year-old Bobby Fischer wins his first U.S. Chess Championships, and a gunman shoots Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Arizona, all on this day.

OTD January 8 - Shirley Bassey
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1937: Singer Shirley Bassey, best known for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Moonraker," is born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales.

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