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January 07: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On January 7, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The seventh day of the Gregorian calendar is January 7th. On this day, William Dickson was granted a motion picture film patent, the first transatlantic telephone line was established between New York City and London, and the United States recognised Fidel Castro’s administration.

Capricorn is the zodiac sign for January 7. Nicholas Cage, Kenny Loggins, and Butterfly McQueen all have famous birthdays. National Bobblehead Day is observed on January 7th.

Event

(January 07, 1610)
During this month in 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo made the earthshaking discoveries that four moons revolve around Jupiter and that the telescope reveals many more stars than are visible to the naked eye. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(January 07, 1782)
The Bank of North America, the country's first commercial bank, is established. photo source: wikimedia.org

(January 07, 1931)
Guy Menzies is the first person to fly from Australia to New Zealand without stopping for 11 hours and 45 minutes. He crash-lands on New Zealand's west coast. photo source: wikimedia.org

(January 07, 2003)
Christmas, which is on the Coptic Orthodox calendar, was made a national holiday for the first time in Egypt, which is mostly Muslim.

(January 07, 2015)
In retaliation for the satirical magazine's depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, two gunmen linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemeni-based militant group, stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people; the assailants were later killed by police. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on January 07, 2021)
Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1927)[.

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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