Jan. 8, 1790: First U.S. president George Washington delivers first State of the Union address.

Jan. 7, 1830: First U.S. railroad station opens in Baltimore.

Jan. 7, 1927: Harlem Globetrotters play first game in Hinckley, Ill.

Jan. 7, 1955: Marian Anderson becomes the first African American to perform at Met in New York City.

Jan. 7, 1966: Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts.

Jan. 8, 1984: NCAA announces basketball tournament will have 64 teams.

Jan. 9, 2001: Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.

Jan. 9, 2002: Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American Music Awards.

Jan. 9, 2007: Former Apple, Inc. CEO, the late Steve Jobs

announces the iPhone.

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