January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 358 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about January 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 7th in history!
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- National Tempura Day
- Old Rock Day
- I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
- Harlem Globetrotters Day
- National Bobblehead Day
1989: Akihito is sworn in as Emperor of Japan
His accession to the throne followed the death of his father, Emperor Hirohito, on the same day.
1979: The Khmer Rouge government of Cambodia is overthrown
Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh that day.
1927: The first transatlantic telephone service is established
A 3-minute call between New York and London cost about $45 USD, which is roughly $550 in today’s dollars.
1785: Hot air balloon crosses the English Channel
French inventor Jean-Pierre Blanchard took about 2½ hours to fly from Dover (UK) to Guînes (France).
1610: Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean Moons
The Italian astronomer spotted the four largest moons of Jupiter that day: Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.
1991: Eden Hazard, Belgian footballer
1985: Lewis Hamilton, English race car driver
1967: Nick Clegg, English politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1964: Nicolas Cage, American actor, producer, director
1943: Sadako Sasaki, Japanese victim of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki
1995: Murray Rothbard, American economist, historian
1989: Hirohito, Japanese Emperor
1951: René Guénon, French/Egyptian author
1943: Nikola Tesla, Serbian/American physicist, engineer
1536: Catherine of Aragon
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