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What Happened on January 7th This Day in History

Year Name
2020 The 6.4Mw  2019–20 Puerto Rico earthquakes kill four and injure nine in southern Puerto Rico.
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.
1994 A British Aerospace Jetstream 41 operating as United Express Flight 6291 crashes in Gahanna, Ohio, killing five of the eight people on board.
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 In his second shooting spree of the week, Mark Essex fatally shoots seven people and wounds five others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
1972 Iberia Flight 602 crashes near Ibiza Airport, killing all 104 people on board.
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.
1940 Winter War: Battle of Raate Road: The Finnish 9th Division finally defeat 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 commercial telephone service is established from New York City to London.
1922 Dáil Éireann 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 Thomas Edison makes a kinetoscopic film of someone sneezing.[10] On the same day, his employee, William Kennedy Dickson, receives a patent for motion picture film.
1835 HMS Beagle, with Charles Darwin on board, 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.
1558 French troops, led by Francis, Duke of Guise, take Calais, the last continental possession of England.
1325 Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
49 The Senate of Rome says that Caesar will be declared a public enemy unless he disbands his army. This prompts the tribunes who support him to flee to Ravenna, where Caesar is waiting.
Famous People Born on January 7

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Year Name
1947 Tony Elliott, English publisher, founded Time Out
1987 Stefan Babović, Serbian footballer
1355 Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1397)
1945 Raila Odinga, Kenyan engineer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Kenya
1965 Alessandro Lambruschini, Italian runner
1952 Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist
1946 Jann Wenner, American publisher, co-founded Rolling Stone
1910 Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
1934 Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (d. 2008)
1746 George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1823)
Famous People Deaths On January 7

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Date Name
1893 Josef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
1770 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (b. 1695)
1986 Juan Rulfo, Mexican author, screenwriter, and photographer (b. 1917)
1996 Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1930)
1325 Denis of Portugal (b. 1261)
1694 Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (b. 1618)
2018 Jim Anderton, Former New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1938)
856 Aldric, bishop of Le Mans
1964 Reg Parnell, English racing driver and manager (b. 1911)
838 Babak Khorramdin, Iranian leader of the Khurramite uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate