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On this day: January 8

POSTED: 03:18 PM PST Jan 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 07, 2014 

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.

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1790: President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City, then the provisional U.S. capital.

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