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 - 18th Amendment
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1918: Mississippi becomes the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment, which, upon full ratification in 1920, would make the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcohol illegal in the United States. Here, federal agents can be seen dumping out barrels of alcohol in 1921 after Prohibition was passed.

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