Historical Events for January 2008

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Events 1 - 8 of 8

1st - A New Hampshire law legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples comes into effect.
1st - Malta and Cyprus officially adopt the Euro currency and become the fourteenth and fifteenth Eurozone countries.
8th - New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.
8th - 34th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Patrick Dempsey & Katherine Heigl win (TV)
8th - Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins
18th - The United Nations announce George Clooney as a UN messenger of peace
21st - Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.
21st - The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker dies.

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