January 8, 2013 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • 130 wildfires across Australia‚Äôs east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

Deaths in History

  • Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85