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
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.