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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 - Tonya Harding
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1994: Tonya Harding wins the ladies' U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit a day after Nancy Kerrigan dropped out because of a Jan. 6 clubbing attack that injured her right knee. The U.S. Figure Skating Association would later strip Harding of the title after authorities found that she had failed to prevent the assault.

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