What Happened on January 8th, 2008

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Historical Events


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34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)

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Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.

Famous Deaths

  • Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • George Moore, Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)