Today in History- 8th January

Important events and information that happen today in the World and Indian history. Today in History section will help you to enhance General Knowledge along with knowledge in History.
International Events: 8th January
Year Event
1297 Monaco gets its independence.
1642 Galileo Galilei died in Arcetri, Italy.
1815 The Battle of New Orleans was fought.
1958 Cuban revolutionary forces capture the capital Havana.
1959 Charles de Gaulle became the first president of France's Fifth Republic.
1961 The French people vote to grant Algeria for its independence.