Jan. 3, 1924 King Tut's mummy is discovered near Luxor, Egypt, more than 3,000 years after his death.
Jan. 4, 1999 The euro debuts as the official currency of 11 European Union nations.
Jan. 6, 1994 Olympic skating hopeful Nancy Kerrigan is attacked in Detroit.
Jan. 7, 1789 The first U.S. presidential election is held, resulting in George Washington taking the office.
Jan. 8, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty," spurring the creation of the federal food stamp, Medicare, and Medicaid programs.
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