January 8th

 

 

 

 

January 8th, 1642

Galileo Galilei dies. The great astronomer, scientist and philosopher who holds a key role in the  Scientific Revolution.

 

 

January 8th, 1324

Marco Polo, the Italian explorer, dies.

 

 

January 8th, 1912

The African National Congress is founded. The ANC played a significant role in the overthrow  of Apartheid.

 

 

January 8th, 1935

Elvis Presley or ” The King ” is born.

 

 

 

January 8th, 1947

David Bowie is born. A British singer, musician and producer who is one of the major figures of the  world music .

 

 

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