TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 08

TODAY in HISTORY: JANUARY 08

A copy of the book ‘Hitler, Mein Kampf. A Critical Edition’ is displayed for media prior to a news conference in Munich, Germany. PHOTO: REUTERS

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Jan 8

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1926 – Abdul Aziz ibn Saud became King of the Hejaz, which he announced would be called Saudi Arabia.


1941 – British Army officer and boy scout founder Robert Baden-Powell dies.


1991 – Pan Am, one of the oldest U.S. airlines and a pioneer of transatlantic and Pacific routes, sought bankruptcy protection, a victim of federal deregulation of the industry.


2003 – U.S. Airways Express crash in North Carolina.


2004 – Queen attends naming ceremony of largest ocean liner.


2004 – Elvis impersonator Shezad Eikmeier sets new world record for longest solo singing marathon.


2010 – World’s largest serving of hummus in Arab-Israeli town of Abu Gosh.


2010 – Togo’s national soccer team attacked in ambush while travelling to African Nations Cup in Angola.


2014 – World’s largest sushi mosaic made in Hong Kong.


2016 – Germany re-publishes “Mein Kampf”.


2018 – World’s first hybrid smart watch displayed in Las Vegas.