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 - Battle of Wolf Mountain
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1877: Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory. Following the battle, which ended in a draw, Crazy Horse's Oglala Lakota people would struggle through the winter, weakened by hunger and the long cold. In the spring, Crazy Horse decided to surrender with his band to protect them, and went to Fort Robinson in Nebraska. He was fatally wounded by a military guard while allegedly resisting imprisonment in September 1877.

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