On this day: January 8

Published On: Jan 07 2013 05:18:42 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 08 2016 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 - Bobby Fischer
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1958: Bobby Fisher, at the age of 14, wins the United States Chess Championship for the first time. Fischer, seen here in at left 1960, would play in a total of eight U.S. Chess Championships, each held in New York City, winning every one.

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