8 January 2022: This day in history

1656: Oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins (Haarlem, Netherlands)

1790: 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

1835: US national debt is $0 for the first and only time in history

1912: Chiefs, representatives of people’s and church organisations, and other prominent individuals form the African National Congress and declare its aim to bring all Africans together as one people to defend their rights and freedoms

1916: WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople

1926: Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Source: Onthisday.com

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