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 .