July 24, 2014

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January 7th In History: It Happened Today.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla

The following is your daily snapshot of what happened on this day in history: January 7th.

BORN JANUARY 7th:
January 7, 1800: Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.
January 7, 1912: Charles Addams, cartoonist (“The Addams Family”.
January 7, 1948: Kenny Loggins, American singer.
January 7, 1957: Katie Couric, American television host.
January 7, 1964: Nicolas Cage, American actor.

DIED JANUARY 7th:
January 7, 1536: Catherine of Aragon, consort of Henry VIII of England.
January 7, 1913: Jack Boyle, American baseball player.
January 7, 1943: Nikola Tesla, Serbian-born inventor and electrical engineer.
January 7, 1960: Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player.
January 7, 1989: Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (b. 1901)

MEMORABLE JANUARY 7 EVENTS:
January 7, 1610: Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons.
January 7, 1782: The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
January 7, 1797: The modern Italian flag is first used.
January 7, 1936: Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m).
January 7, 1942: World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
January 7, 1942: WWII siege of Bataan starts.
January 7, 1946: Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union.
January 7, 1959: US recognizes Fidel Castro‘s Cuban government.
January 7, 1972: LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record).
January 7, 1979: Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge.
January 7, 1983: Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala.
January 7, 1986: US president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya.
January 7, 1999: The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

MEMORABLE QUOTES:
“I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!” –Katie Couric, CBS news anchor.

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