Retro Dateline, January 8:
- 1790 George Washington delivers first state of the union address in New York.
- 1815 War of 1812: Battle of New Orleans is fought. Andrew Jackson leads the victory over the Brittish.
- 1835 Naytional debt is 0 for the one and only time.
- 1877 Crazy Horse fights his last battle at Wolf Mountain, Montana territory.
- 1940 WW2 Brittain introduces food rationing.
- 1945 Philipine troops attack the Japanese in Northern Luzan.
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