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On This Day – 8th January

Posted on: Fri 8 Jan 2021

On this day in history;

In 1816, Sophie Germain became the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her paper on elasticity.

In 1902, the New York State Legislature outlawed flirting in public.

In 1956, Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” single went #1 and stayed #1 for a record 11 weeks for a single.

Breakfast producer, Soph Landau, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on these events in history.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by Soph Landau


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