January 7th - Basic Facts:
- January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year (359 in leap years).
- The preceding day is January 6.
- Next day is January 8.
January 7th Deaths (Here)
January 7th Events:
1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
1558 – France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
1598 – Boris Godunov becomes Tsar of Russia.
1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
1610 – Galileo Galilei observes the 4 largest moons of Jupiter for the 1st time.
1782 – Bank of North America opens - the first American commercial bank.
1785 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard (Frenchman) & John Jeffries (American) travel in a gas balloon from Dover, England, to Calais, France.
1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.
1835 – HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
1894 – W.K. Dickson obtains a patent for motion picture film.
1920 – The New York State Assembly refuses to seat 5 elected Socialist assemblymen.
1922 – The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dáil Éireann with a 64-57 vote.
1927 – The first transatlantic telephone call is made – from New York City to London.
1931 – Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight from Australia to New Zealand.
1935 – Benito Mussolini & French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco–Italian Agreement.
1942 – Siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins - World War II.
1945 – British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference claiming credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge (World War II).
1953 – President Harry Truman announces the United States has developed the Hydrogen Bomb.
1954 – Georgetown-IBM experiment (IBM head office, New York) - 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system.
1959 – United States recognizes new Cuban Fidel Castro government.
1960 – The Polaris missile is test launched.
1968 – Surveyor 7 (final spacecraft in the Surveyor series) lifts off from Cape Canaveral.
1972 – Iberia Airlines Caravelle 6-R crashes into Mont San Jose.
1979 – Cambodian-Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the Vietnamese troops.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter legislates $1.5 billion in loans for Chrysler Corporation bailout.
1984 – Brunei becomes the 6th member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
1990 – Leaning Tower of Pisa interior is closed to the public (re: safety concerns).
1993 – The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
1999 – US President Bill Clinton's impeachment begins.
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