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The eighth day of January.
- 1077: Pope Gregory VII travels to Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire, to settle a dispute among the German princes.
- 1958: Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
- 1583: Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
- 1635: Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop of Toledo (d. 1709)
- 1735: John Carroll, American Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore (d. 1815)
- 1805: Orson Hyde, American religious leader, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1878)
- 1852: James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
- 1905: Franjo Cardinal Seper, Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
- 482: Saint Severinus of Noricum
- 1100: Antipope Clement III (bc. 1029)
- 1198: Pope Celestine III (bc. 1106)
- 1932: Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
- 1942: Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
- 1956: Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
- The feast day of Our Lady of Prompt Succor
- Abo of Tiflis
- Lucian of Beauvais
- Severinus of Noricum
- Thorfinn of Hamar
- Venerable George the Chozebite (7th century)
- Domnica of Constantinople (474)
- Saint Emilian of Cyzicus, bishop and confessor (9th century)
- Venerable Gregory, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves Monastery (1094)
- Saint Elias the Hermit of Egypt (4th century)
- Julian and Basilissa|Martyrs Julian, his wife Basilissa, his son Celsus, Marcionilla, Anthony, and Anastasius; at Antinoe in Egypt (313)
- Hieromartyr Carterius of Caesarea in Cappadocia (304)
- Martyrs Theophilus the Deacon and Helladius in Libya (3rd century)
- Saint Cyrus of Constantinople, Patriarch (714)
- Saint Atticus of Constantinople, Patriarch (425)
- Saint Agatho of Egypt, monk (4th century)
- Hieromartyr Isidore at Yuriev, slain by the Roman Catholics (1472)
- Saint Gregory of Moesia in Bulgaria, bishop (1012)
- Martyr Abo of Tiflis (790)
- Saint Paisius of Uglich (1504)
- Another Saint Gregory, wonderworker of the Kiev Caves (14th century)
- Repose of Elder Isaiah of Valaam (1914)
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