On this day: January 8

Published On: Jan 07 2013 06:18:42 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 08 2014 02:00:00 AM EST
George Washington portrait

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.