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What Happened on January 7th This Day in History

Year Name
2015 Two gunmen commit mass murder at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, shooting twelve people execution style, and wounding eleven others.
2015 A car bomb explodes outside a police college in the Yemeni capital Sana'a with at least 38 people reported dead and more than 63 injured.
2012 A hot air balloon crashes near Carterton, New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.
1999 The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.
1993 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
1993 Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack at the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
1991 Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoute in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
1985 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
1984 Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
1980 U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
1979 Third Indochina War: Cambodian-Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
1973 Mark Essex fatally shoots ten people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
1968 Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
1959 The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
1955 Contralto Marian Anderson becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera.
1954 Georgetown-IBM experiment: The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
1948 Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
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.
1942 World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
1940 Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stop and completely destroy the numerically superior Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
1935 Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
1931 Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
1928 A disastrous flood of the River Thames kills 14 people and causes extensive damage to much of riverside London.
1927 The first transatlantic telephone service is established from New York City to London.
1922 Dáil ÿireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.
1920 The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
1919 Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
1904 The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".
1894 William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
1835 HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
1785 Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
1782 The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
1738 A peace treaty is signed between Peshwa Bajirao and Jai Singh II following Maratha victory in the Battle of Bhopal.
1610 Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.
1608 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
1566 Pope Pius V is elected.
1558 French troops, led by Francis, Duke of Guise, take Calais, the last continental possession of England.
1325 Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
1131 Canute Lavard was murdered at Haraldsted, Denmark by his cousin, Magnus I of Sweden.
Famous People Born on January 7

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Year Name
1979 Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian race car driver
1911 Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)
1974 Alenka Bikar, Slovenian sprinter and politician
1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flute player (d. 2000)
1938 Fred Whitfield, American baseball player (d. 2013)
1977 Sofi Oksanen, Finnish author and playwright
1906 Bobbi Trout, American pilot (d. 2003)
1991 Eden Hazard, Belgian footballer
1850 Joseph James Fletcher, Australian biologist (d. 1926)
1938 Paul Revere, American rock keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2014)
Famous People Deaths On January 7

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Date Name
838 Babak Khorramdin, Iranian leader of the Khurramite uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate
2011 Derek Gardner, English engineer (b. 1931)
1988 Zara Cisco Brough, American Nipmuc Indian chief and fashion designer (b.1919)
1700 Raffaello Fabretti, Italian scholar and author (b. 1618)
2005 Pierre Daninos, French author (b. 1913)
1400 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
1893 Josef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
1786 Jean-ÿtienne Guettard, French physician and mineralogist (b. 1715)
1812 Joseph Dennie, American journalist and author (b. 1768)
2012 Tony Blankley, British-born American child actor, journalist and pundit (b. 1948)