January 8, 1962 – Mona Lisa exhibited in Washington

January 8, 1962 – Mona Lisa exhibited in Washington

At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the ‘Mona Lisa’, is exhibited for the first time in America.

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January 8, 1946 – Elvis Presley receives his first guitar

January 8, 1946 – Elvis Presley receives his first guitar

In competing versions of the story, what Elvis Presley really wanted for his birthday was a rifle or a bicycle—both fairly typical choices for a boy his age growing up on the outskirts of Tupelo, Mississippi.

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January 8, 1916 – Allies retreat from Gallipoli

January 8, 1916 – Allies retreat from Gallipoli

On this day, Allied forces during World War I stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire.

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