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 - Kim Jong-un
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1983: Kim Jong-un, who succeeded his father Kim Jong-il in 2012 as the third supreme leader of North Korea, is born in Pyongyang, North Korea. He is the first North Korean leader born after the country's founding and the world's youngest head of state.


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