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The Historical Discussion Thread: All Discussion Pertaining to History is Welcome (Formerly Also: "Historical Events Corresponding to the Current Date; Posted Throughout 2014")
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8-Jan-2014, 2:44 PM
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January 8:

A.D. 1835: The U.S. national debt is $0 for the first and only time.


A.D. 1954: Elvis pays $4 to record his first two songs.

I never was a fan of Elvis (not that I've listened to any of his music), so this is meaningless to me, but it may be relevant to some older gentlemen on this forum, like Frink.

A.D. 1992: George Bush vomits on Japanese PM's lap.

I'm glad I won't be famous enough to leave any record of my vomiting behind when I die.

A.D. 2013: 2,130 people imprisoned by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians held captive by Syrian rebels.