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    What happened on January 7

    • January 7, 0754 Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion

    • January 7, 1325 Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal

    • January 7, 1325 Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.

    • January 7, 1536 "Catherine o fAragon, the divorced first wife of King Henry VIII of England dies"

    • January 7, 1558 "Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French under Francois, Duke of Guise"

    • January 7, 1558 "France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England."

    • January 7, 1566 Antonio Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

    • January 7, 1579 England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with the Netherlands

    • January 7, 1598 Boris Godunov seizes the Russian throne on death of Feodore I

    • January 7, 1601 "Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth"

    • January 7, 1608 "Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia"

    • January 7, 1610 Galileo Galilei observes the four largest moons of Jupiter for the first time. He named them and in turn the four are called the Galilean moons.

    • January 7, 1618 Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor

    • January 7, 1622 Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg

    • January 7, 1630 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno

    • January 7, 1654 "Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp Netherlands, 1 dies"

    • January 7, 1698 Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England

    • January 7, 1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

    • January 7, 1735 "Hieronimus de Salis marries hon. Mary ffane, at St. Margaret's Westminster."

    • January 7, 1761 Afghans defeat Mahrattas at Paniput in India.

    • January 7, 1761 Battle at Panipat India Afghan army beats Mahratten

    • January 7, 1782 "The first American commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens."

    • January 7, 1784 "The first US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia"

    • January 7, 1785 "Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon."

    • January 7, 1785 The first balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)

    • January 7, 1789 George Washington is voted in as U.S. president in the first nationwide election

    • January 7, 1797 The current flag of Italy is first used.

    • January 7, 1807 "A British Order in Council January 7 prohibits neutral nation ships from trading with France and her allies, but while the Royal Navy blockades Napoleon's ports, the French are agriculturally self-sufficient and suffer less than do the British
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    • January 7, 1817 2nd Bank of the United States opens

    • January 7, 1822 Liberia colonized by Americans

    • January 7, 1830 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co begins carrying revenue traffic - first US Railroad Station (Baltimore MD)

    • January 7, 1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago

    • January 7, 1842 "Gioacchino Rossini's opera ""Stabat Mater"" premieres in Paris"

    • January 7, 1861 Florida troops takeover Fort Marion at St Augustine

    • January 7, 1862 Battle of Manassas Junction VA

    • January 7, 1867 "Private Timothy O'Hea is awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in 1866, protecting the lives of 800 emigrants on a Grand Trunk train menaced by a fire in a boxcar carrying explosives. This is the only VC awarded for a brave deed not done in the face of the enemy"

    • January 7, 1868 Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock

    • January 7, 1868 Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson

    • January 7, 1879 Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont

    • January 7, 1890 "Nellie Bly boards the S.S. Oceanic at Yokohama January 7 and sails for San Francisco after having crossed the Atlantic, Europe, and Asia in her well-publicized attempt to girdle the earth in less than 80 days"

    • January 7, 1890 W B Purvis patents fountain pen

    • January 7, 1892 "Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs OK-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns"

    • January 7, 1893 "Hermann Sudermanns ""Heimat,"" premieres in Berlin"

    • January 7, 1894 Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing

    • January 7, 1894 W.K. Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.

    • January 7, 1896 Fanny Farmer publishes her first cookbook

    • January 7, 1903 "Vincent d'Indy's opera ""L'etranger,"" premieres in Brussel"

    • January 7, 1904 "Marconi Co establishes ""CQD"" as first international radio distress signal"

    • January 7, 1904 "The distress signal ""CQD"" is established only to be replaced two years later by ""SOS."""

    • January 7, 1907 "Clyde Fitch' ""Truth,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 7, 1907 "UK hist Selborne Memorandum, reviewing the situation in favour of a Union in South Africa (see 1910)"

    • January 7, 1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Galt in 2 games for the Stanley Cup

    • January 7, 1911 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam

    • January 7, 1911 "First airplane bombing experiments with explosives, San Francisco"

    • January 7, 1913 "William M Burton patents a process to ""crack"" petroleum"

    • January 7, 1914 The first steam powered boat passes through the Panama Canal

    • January 7, 1922 Dil ireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.

    • January 7, 1923 Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan

    • January 7, 1924 George Gershwin completes Rhapsody in Blue.

    • January 7, 1924 "The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is founded in Paris by seven member states: Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Spain, and Switzerland."

    • January 7, 1925 "Musical ""Big Boy"" with Al Jolson premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 7, 1926 "Comics George Burns and Gracie Allen are married in Cleveland, Ohio."

    • January 7, 1927 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York & London

    • January 7, 1927 Harlem Globetrotters play first game (Hinckley IL)

    • January 7, 1929 """Buck Rogers,"" first sci-fi comic strip, premieres"

    • January 7, 1929 The first telephone connection between Netherlands & East Indies

    • January 7, 1930 "Edwin Justus Mayer's ""Children of Darkness,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 7, 1933 Australian aviation pioneer Bert Hinkler killed when his DH80A Puss Moth crashes in mountains in Italy en route from England to Australia.

    • January 7, 1933 First edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands

    • January 7, 1934 """Flash Gordon"" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts"

    • January 7, 1934 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

    • January 7, 1935 Benito Mussolini and French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval sign the FrancoItalian Agreement.

    • January 7, 1935 "Z”e Akins' ""Old Maid,"" premieres in New York City NY"

    • January 7, 1936 "Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)"

    • January 7, 1939 US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)

    • January 7, 1942 WWII siege of Bataan starts

    • January 7, 1944 "Air Force announces production of first US jet fighter, the Bell P-59"

    • January 7, 1945 Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen

    • January 7, 1945 World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

    • January 7, 1946 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union

    • January 7, 1947 "Australia vs England at MCG drawn in 6 days, first cricket draw in Australia since 1882"

    • January 7, 1948 US President Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan

    • January 7, 1949 First photo of genes taken at University of Southern California by Pease & Baker

    • January 7, 1950 """Happy as Larry"" closes at Coronet Theater New York City NY after 3 performances"

    • January 7, 1950 "A fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people."

    • January 7, 1950 "Hank Snow's first appearance on ""Grand Ole Opry"""

    • January 7, 1950 "Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport IA)"

    • January 7, 1951 "Music Chart Toppers: Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page, The Thing - Phil Harris, Nevertheless - Jack Denny, I Love You a Thousand Ways - Lefty Frizzell"

    • January 7, 1952 French Plevin government falls

    • January 7, 1954 "Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM."

    • January 7, 1955 In Ottawa The Speech from the Throne and the opening ceremonies of the second session of the 22nd Canadian Parliament are broadcast live on television for the first time.

    • January 7, 1955 Marian Anderson becomes first black singer to perform at the Met (New York City NY)

    • January 7, 1958 "USSR shrinks army to 300,000"

    • January 7, 1959 "Music Chart Toppers: The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - The Platters, Problems - The Everly Brothers, City Lights - Ray Price"

    • January 7, 1959 The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.

    • January 7, 1959 US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

    • January 7, 1961 Trucial States (now UAE) issue their first postage stamps

    • January 7, 1963 First class postage raised from 4› to 5›

    • January 7, 1964 Bahamas achieves internal self-government & cabinet responsibility

    • January 7, 1964 Nicolas Cage is born

    • January 7, 1965 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold

    • January 7, 1966 Canadian Gene Kiniski defeats veteran champion Lou Thesz two falls to one to become the world professional heavyweight champion

    • January 7, 1966 Close to 200 passengers and crew from a Canadian Nationla pass. train are evacuated by helicopter after being trapped bvy snow slides in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia

    • January 7, 1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts

    • January 7, 1966 "Gene Kiniski a Canadian, beats Lou Thesz in St Louis MO, to become NWA champ"

    • January 7, 1967 """Newlywed Game"" premieres on ABC TV"

    • January 7, 1967 Fighting is reported between Chinese Red Guards and workers in Nanking.

    • January 7, 1967 "Music Chart Toppers: I'm a Believer - The Monkees, Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen, Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville, There Goes My Everything - Jack Greene"

    • January 7, 1968 """GE College Bowl"" quiz show premieres on NBC TV"

    • January 7, 1968 CN suspends Turbo train service to Toronto after a month of operations because of technical problems related to cold weather

    • January 7, 1968 Surveyor 7 lands on the Moon

    • January 7, 1968 U.S. postage rates increase today; it now costs six cents to send an ounce of first class mail.

    • January 7, 1969 US Congress doubles presidential salary

    • January 7, 1970 "Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by ""Woodstock"""

    • January 7, 1971 "-40§F (-40§C), Hawley Lake AZ (state record)"

    • January 7, 1972 Iberia Airlines Caravelle 6-R crashed into Mont San Jose on approach to Ibiza Airport killing all 104 on board.

    • January 7, 1972 "Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die"

    • January 7, 1972 Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice

    • January 7, 1972 "William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice"

    • January 7, 1973 British Darts Organization founded in North London

    • January 7, 1974 Dutch government rations gasoline

    • January 7, 1975 "Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical ""Shenandoah"" premieres at Alvin Theater New York City NY for 1050 performances"

    • January 7, 1975 "Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage"

    • January 7, 1975 "Music Chart Toppers: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Elton John, You're the First, the Last, My Everything - Barry White, Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas, The Door - George Jones"

    • January 7, 1977 Human Rights Charter '77 established in Prague

    • January 7, 1978 Angola revises its constitution

    • January 7, 1979 "Phnom Penh fell to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge."

    • January 7, 1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge

    • January 7, 1980 Minnesota ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

    • January 7, 1982 """Fame"" premieres on NBC TV"

    • January 7, 1983 "Music Chart Toppers: Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Girl is Mine - Michael Jackson /Paul McCartney, Dirty Laundry - Don Henley, Wild and Blue - John Anderson"

    • January 7, 1983 Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

    • January 7, 1984 Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    • January 7, 1984 "Train wreck near Medicine Hat, Alberta releases dangerous gases, forcing evacuation of 800 people"

    • January 7, 1985 Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet

    • January 7, 1985 "Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame"

    • January 7, 1986 STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems

    • January 7, 1986 US President Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya

    • January 7, 1987 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum

    • January 7, 1989 Akhito becomes emperor of Japan

    • January 7, 1989 British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on Motorway

    • January 7, 1989 International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris

    • January 7, 1989 Number one hit on UK music charts - Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially For You

    • January 7, 1990 The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public due to safety concerns.

    • January 7, 1990 Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far

    • January 7, 1991 Haiti coup defeated

    • January 7, 1991 "Music Chart Toppers: Justify My Love - Madonna, High Enough - Damn Yankees, Love Will Never Do (Without You) - Janet Jackson, I've Come to Expect It From You - George Strait"

    • January 7, 1991 Soviet paratroopers sent to Baltic Republics

    • January 7, 1991 The TV series Blossom debuts

    • January 7, 1992 AT& T releases video-telephone ($1499)

    • January 7, 1992 In Los Angeles Capitol Records decides not to renew Anne Murray's contract;

    • January 7, 1993 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

    • January 7, 1993 The U.S. EPA classifies environmental tobacco smoke as a carcinogen.

    • January 7, 1994 About 3.4 million litres of heating oil blacken beaches on Puerto Rico when a barge runs aground.

    • January 7, 1994 "United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5"

    • January 7, 1995 "The New Brunswick Southern Railway commences operation over former CP trackage from McAdam to Saint John, N.B. with a branch from McAdam to St. Stephen."

    • January 7, 1996 "16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000"

    • January 7, 1996 Keiko the killer whale star from the movie Free Willy retures from performing

    • January 7, 1996 The North American blizzard of 1996 pounds the east coast of the U.S. with 1-4 feet of snow.

    • January 7, 1997 "Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House"

    • January 7, 1999 The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins.

    • January 7, 2000 "An exhausted 14-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader reaches India after trekking across the snowy Himalayas, a defection that embarrassed Chinese leaders who used him as a symbol of their rule over Tibet."

    • January 7, 2001 "A general practitioner in Manchester, England may have killed more than 200 patients over almost 24 years, says a new clinical study of his medical practice. Dr Harold Shipman is currently serving 15 life sentences for the deaths of 15 patients."

    • January 7, 2009 "Important Islamic date - Aashura: January 7, 2009"







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