On this day: January 8

POSTED: 03:18 PM PST Jan 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 07, 2016 

George Washington delivers the first State of the Union, Elvis is born, 14-year-old Bobby Fischer wins his first U.S. Chess Championships, and a gunman shoots Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in Arizona, all on this day.

OTD January 8 - 2002 Winter Olympics
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Salt Lake Organizing Committee

1999: Frank Joklik and Dave Johnson, the top two executives of Salt Lake City's Olympic Organizing Committee, resign amid disclosures that civic boosters had given cash to members of the International Olympic Committee. The U.S. Department of Justice would later file 15 charges of bribery and fraud against Johnson and Tom Welch, another committee member, but they were eventually acquitted of all criminal charges in December 2003.


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