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This Day in History for January 8 – ‘Mona Lisa’ Comes to America and More

Musée du Louvre, Paris

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1790 – President George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address (More info)

1835 – For the only time in history, the United States national debt is $0 (More info)

1946 – Gladys Presley buys her son Elvis his first guitar (More info)

1963 – At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the ‘Mona Lisa,’ is exhibited for the first time in America (More info)

2011 – Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is critically injured when a deranged man goes on a shooting spree during a local meet-and-greet; the rampage leaves six people dead and 13 wounded (More info)

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