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Today, January 8: See the most important events of the day


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See the most important events that happened in Greece and the world, like today January 8


1895 – A rally is organized in the Field of Ares against the heavy property taxation imposed by the Trikoupi government.
1912 – The African National Congress is founded in South Africa, which will play the most decisive role in the overthrow of apartheid.
1961 – The 1,500-seat indoor stadium on Alexandra Avenue, also known as “Tafos tou Indus”, opens.
1973 – The Watergate scandal trial begins. Seven defendants are on trial for the break-in at the Democratic Party offices in the Watergate building.
1974 – Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, is “captured” by the camera.
1991 – The teacher Nikos Teboneras loses his life in a fight with the president of ONNED Achaia and municipal councilor Ioannis Kalambokas, during the student mobilizations in Patras. (Temponera Case)


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1926 – Yannis Christou, Greek composer. (D. 8/1/1970)
1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer, the “king” of rock ‘n’ roll. (D. 16/8/1977)
1942 – Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist and astrophysicist, with pioneering work in cosmology and black holes. (Thu. 14/3/2018)


1324 – Marco Polo, Venetian merchant explorer. (Born 9/15/1254)
1642 – Galileo Galilei, known in Greece as Galileo, Italian astronomer and physicist, who supported the heliocentric theory, which he was forced by the Inquisition to renounce. (Born 2/15/1564)
1996 – Francois Mitterrand, French politician, who served as President of France (1981-1995). (Born 26/10/1916)

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