Famous Events on this Day in History, January 07:

754 - Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion
1325 - Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal
1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
1558 - Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1566 - Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1566 - Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1579 - England signs an offensive & defensive alliance with Netherland
1584 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire
1598 - Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
1601 - Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
1608 - Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
1610 - Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
1618 - Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
1622 - Germany & Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
1630 - Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
1654 - Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies
1698 - Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Neth to England
1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1761 - Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
1782 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1784 - 1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
1785 - 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
1797 - The modern Italian flag is first used.
1817 - 2nd Bank of US opens
1822 - 1st printing in Hawaii
1822 - Liberia colonized by Americans
1830 - 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
1842 - Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
1861 - Florida troops takeover Ft Marion at St Augustine
1862 - Battle of Manassas Junction, VA
1862 - Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV
1868 - Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
1868 - Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
1879 - Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear" (BG)
1890 - W B Purvis patents fountain pen
1892 - Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
1893 - Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
1894 - Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
1896 - Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
1899 - Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
1903 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blanched Soldier" (BG)
1903 - Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger," premieres in Brussel
1904 - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal
1907 - Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in NYC
1908 - England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
1910 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
1911 - 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
1911 - Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
1913 - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1914 - 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
1916 - German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
1923 - Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
1925 - Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
1927 - Coml transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London
1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois)
1929 - "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
1929 - "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1929 - 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & East Indies
1930 - Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in NYC
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.
1932 - 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Mich
1933 - 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
1934 - "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
1934 - Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
1935 - Zoe Akins' "Old Maid," premieres in NYC
1936 - Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
1939 - US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
1942 - WW II siege of Bataan starts
1944 - Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59
1945 - Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
1946 - Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
1947 - Aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882
1948 - US president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
1949 - 1st photo of genes taken at U of S Calif by Pease & Baker
1950 - "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
1950 - Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
1950 - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
1952 - French Plevin govt falls
1953 - Pres Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
1954 - Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
1955 - Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
1955 - WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy
1958 - USSR shrinks army to 300,000
1959 - US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban govt
1961 - 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1961 - Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
1962 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
1962 - Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails
1962 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
1963 - 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
1964 - Bahamas becomes self-governing
1964 - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
1965 - France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
1966 - Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
1966 - Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champ
1967 - "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
1968 - "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
1968 - 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
1969 - US Congress doubles president salary
1970 - Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
1971 - -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
1972 - Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
1972 - LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
1972 - Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
1972 - William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1972 - LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
1973 - "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
1973 - British Darts Organisation founded in North London
1973 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1973 - Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
1973 - US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
1973 - WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1974 - Dutch rations gasoline
1975 - "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 1050 performances
1975 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1975 - Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in NYC
1975 - Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
1977 - Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
1978 - Angola revises its constitution
1979 - Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
1980 - Minn ends Phila Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
1982 - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
1982 - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
1983 - Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
1983 - Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
1984 - Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
1985 - "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
1985 - Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
1985 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
1985 - Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1986 - Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
1986 - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
1986 - US president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1987 - French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
1987 - Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1989 - Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
1989 - Intl Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
1989 - NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
1989 - Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
1990 - Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
1990 - Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
1991 - "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
1992 - AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
1992 - Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
1992 - Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1993 - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
1994 - South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
1994 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
1994 - United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
1995 - "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1995 - "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 280 performances
1996 - "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 perfs
1996 - "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
1996 - 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
1997 - Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton
1999 - President Bill Clinton begins his impeachment trial in the Senate.
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