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Events and People Who Made History on January 7

8th Century

754 - Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion

14th Century

1325 - Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal

16th Century

1558 - Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1566 - Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1566 - Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1579 - England signs an offensive and defensive alliance with Netherland
1584 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire
1598 - Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I

17th Century

1601 - Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
1608 - Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
1610 - Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede
1618 - Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
1622 - Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
1630 - Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
1654 - Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp, Netherlands, 1 dies
1698 - Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England

18th Century

1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1761 - Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
1782 - 1st U.S. commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1784 - 1st U.S. seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
1785 - 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard and Jeffries)

19th Century

1817 - 2nd Bank of U.S. opens
1822 - 1st printing in Hawaii
1822 - Liberia colonized by Americans
1830 - 1st U.S. Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
1842 - Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
1861 - Florida troops takeover Ft. Marion at St. Augustine
1862 - Battle of Manassas Junction, VA
1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV
1868 - Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
1868 - Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
1879 - Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear"
1890 - W B Purvis patents fountain pen
1892 - Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
1893 - Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
1894 - Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
1896 - Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
1899 - Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's

20th Century

1903 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blanched Soldier"
1903 - Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger," premieres in Brussel
1904 - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st International radio distress signal
1907 - Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in New York City
1908 - England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
1910 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
1911 - 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
1911 - Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
1913 - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1914 - 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
1916 - German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
1923 - Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
1925 - Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in New York City
1927 - Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York and London
1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
1929 - 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies
1929 - "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
1929 - "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1930 - Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in New York City
1932 - 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Michigan
1933 - 1st edition of People and Fatherland published in Netherlands
1934 - "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
1934 - Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
1935 - Zoe Akins' "Old Maid," premieres in New York City
1936 - Tennis champs Helen Moody and Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
1939 - U.S. worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
1942 - WW II siege of Bataan starts
1944 - Air Force announces production of 1st U.S. jet fighter, the Bell P-59
1945 - Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
1946 - Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
1947 - Australia vs. England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882
1948 - U.S. president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
1949 - 1st photo of genes taken at University of South California by Pease and Baker
1950 - Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
1950 - "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater New York City after 3 performances
1950 - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
1952 - French Plevin government falls
1953 - President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
1955 - Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (New York City)
1955 - WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mount Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Vinoo Mankad scores 231 vs. New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy
1958 - U.S.S.R. shrinks army to 300,000
1959 - U.S. recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government
1961 - 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1961 - Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
1962 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
1962 - Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
1962 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
1963 - 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
1964 - Bahamas becomes self-governing
1964 - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
1965 - France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
1966 - Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
1966 - Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1967 - "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
1968 - 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
1968 - "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
1969 - U.S. Congress doubles president salary
1970 - Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
1971 - -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
1972 - Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
1972 - Lewis F. Powell, Jr. becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1972 - Los Angeles Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
1972 - William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1973 - British Darts Organisation founded in North London
1973 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1973 - Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 vs. Pakistan Never again
1973 - "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City after 14 performances
1973 - U.S. poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
1973 - WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1974 - Dutch rations gasoline
1975 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1975 - Gary Geld and Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in New York City
1975 - Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
1975 - "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 1050 performances
1977 - Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
1978 - Angola revises its constitution
1979 - Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
1980 - Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
1982 - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
1982 - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
1983 - Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
1983 - Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala
1985 - Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
1985 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
1985 - "King and I" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 191 performances
1985 - Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1986 - Chicago Bears defeat New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
1986 - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
1986 - STS-61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
1986 - U.S. president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1987 - French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
1987 - Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1989 - Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
1989 - Cleveland Cavaliers block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
1989 - International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
1989 - NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
1990 - Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
1990 - Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
1991 - "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
1992 - AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
1992 - Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
1992 - Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1994 - South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
1994 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
1994 - United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
1995 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 18 performances
1995 - "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 280 performances
1996 - 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
1996 - "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 1622 performances
1997 - Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
1999 - Senate begins to try President Clinton on lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewisnky case

21st Century

2009 - Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, endorses Russia's decision to turn off gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine


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