On This Day in History, January 07

Did you know that in the Julian calendar, Christmas was celebrated on the 7th of January? In fact, the Orthodox Christians still celebrate it on this day. How about you learn other interesting things associated with this date. Here is a list of major events that occurred on January 7th in history.

Take a look!

  • 1714 – The typewriter was patented by Englishman Henry Mill but was built years later.
  • 1782 – The Bank of North America opened in Philadelphia.
  • 1887 – Thomas Stevens completed the first worldwide bicycle trip.
  • 1894 – W.K. Dickson received a patent for motion picture film.
  • 1927 – Transatlantic telephone service began between New York and London.
  • 1935 – French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini signed the Italo-French agreements.
  • 1942 – The World War II siege of Bataan began.
  • 1949 – The announcement of the first photograph of genes was shown at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
  • 1953 -U.S. President Harry Truman announced the development of the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1954 -The Duoscopic TV receiver was unveiled this day.
  • 1955 -Marian Anderson became the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera.
  • 1968 -The cost of a U.S. first class stamp was raised to 6 cents.
  • 1979 -The Khmer Rouge government of Cambodia was overthrown.
  • 1980 -Real Records released “Pretenders”, the debut album of The Pretenders, in the UK.
  • 1989 -Akihito was sworn in as the Emperor of Japan.
  • 1991 -Belgian footballer, Eden Hazard was born on this day
  • 1996 -One of the biggest blizzards in U.S. history hit the eastern states.
  • 1996 -President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial began in the US Senate after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky.
  • 2002 -Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates introduced a new device, code known as Mira.
  • 2009 -Russia shut off all gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.

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