January 7th Events

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January 7th, 1999 (January 07 1999)EventThe impeachment of President Bill Clinton begins.Bill Clinton Quotes
January 7th, 1993 (January 07 1993)EventThe Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
January 7th, 1991 (January 07 1991)EventBeginning of the operation Desert Storm, during the Gulf War.
January 7th, 1990 (January 07 1990)EventThe interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public due to safety concerns.
January 7th, 1984 (January 07 1984)EventBrunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
January 7th, 1980 (January 07 1980)EventPresident Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.Jimmy Carter Quotes
January 7th, 1979 (January 07 1979)EventPhnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
January 7th, 1973 (January 07 1973)EventMark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana before being shot to death by police officers.
January 7th, 1972 (January 07 1972)EventIberia Airlines Caravelle 6-R crashes into Mont San Jose on approach to Ibiza Airport killing all 104 on board.
January 7th, 1959 (January 07 1959)EventThe United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.Fidel Castro Quotes
January 7th, 1954 (January 07 1954)EventGeorgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
January 7th, 1953 (January 07 1953)EventPresident Harry Truman announces that the United States has developed the hydrogen bomb.
January 7th, 1950 (January 07 1950)EventA fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people.
January 7th, 1945 (January 07 1945)EventWorld War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
January 7th, 1942 (January 07 1942)EventWorld War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
January 7th, 1935 (January 07 1935)EventBenito Mussolini and French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.Benito Mussolini Quotes
January 7th, 1931 (January 07 1931)EventGuy 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.
January 7th, 1927 (January 07 1927)EventFirst transatlantic telephone callNew York City to London.
January 7th, 1922 (January 07 1922)EventDail Eireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.
January 7th, 1904 (January 07 1904)EventThe distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".
January 7th, 1894 (January 07 1894)EventW.K. Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
January 7th, 1835 (January 07 1835)EventThe HMS Beagle anchors off the Chonos Archipelago.
January 7th, 1797 (January 07 1797)EventThe modern Italian flag is first used.
January 7th, 1785 (January 07 1785)EventFrenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
January 7th, 1782 (January 07 1782)EventThe first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
January 7th, 1610 (January 07 1610)EventGalileo Galilei observes the four largest moons of Jupiter for the first time. He named them and in turn the four are called the Galilean moons.Galileo Galilei Quotes
January 7th, 1608 (January 07 1608)EventFire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
January 7th, 1598 (January 07 1598)EventBoris Godunov becomes Tsar of Russia.
January 7th, 1558 (January 07 1558)EventFrance takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
January 7th, 1325 (January 07 1325)EventAlfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.

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