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Historical Events for 8th January 2023

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1842 - Dutch King Willem II charters Technical College Delft
1945 - University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team sets an NCAA record by holding Arkansas State to 6 points in a 75-6 win
1947 - General George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State
1948 - Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
1966 - The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 3 weeks
1974 - Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1995 - 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000
1998 - Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
2005 - Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Dominik Hrbatý beats Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-4, 6-1 for an unassailable 2-0 lead, and 2nd Slovakian title
2018 - Self-declared Republic of Somaliland passes its first ever law against rape

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