January 8, 2019 This day in history
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Started by metmike - Jan. 7, 2019, 11:44 p.m.

This day is also loaded with interesting events!


2002 – President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.


Since natural disasters are up my alley(this one is sort of wimpy):

2009 – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake in northern Costa Rica kills 15 people and injures 32.

By carlberky - Jan. 8, 2019, 9:11 a.m.
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Not a great date for flying.

By metmike - Jan. 8, 2019, 11:12 a.m.
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Wow, you really look carefully at these events(like me) to pick em out carl. Great catch on all the plane crashes.

It was a good day to be a person of color:

1867African American men are granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

1912 – The African National Congress is founded.


The South African Native National Congress delegation to England, June 1914. Left to right: Thomas Mapike, Rev Walter Rubusana, Rev John Dube, Saul Msane, and Sol Plaatje

Or to have the word "black" in your name (-:

1904 – The Blackstone Library is dedicated,

Or to be a woman:

1925 – The All-Woman Supreme Court met for the first time in Texas, the first all-female supreme court in the history of the United States.

This last one seems odd since woman had only been given the right to vote several years prior to that: