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January 07: This Day That Year

Updated: Aug 16

January 07

- 1325 - Afonso IV becomes King of Portugal.

- 1502 - Birthday: Gregory XIII Italian pope (1572-85) born in Bologna, Papal States.

- 1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter.

- 1618 - Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England.

- 1714 - Henry Mill get typewriter patented.

- 1800 - Birthday: Millard Fillmore, 13th US President (1850-53), born in Moravia, New York. - 1830 - 1st US Railroad Station opens in Baltimore. - 1890 - William Purvis receives a patent for the fountain pen. - 1934 - "Flash Gordon" comic by Alex Raymond) debuts.

- 1943 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist dies at 86. - 1944 - US Air Force states production of 1st jet fighter, the Bell P-59. - 1947 - Australia v England Test match at MCG drawn in 6 days, it was 1st cricket Test draw in Australia since 1882.

- 1950 - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns in Davenport Iowa (USA), kills 41. - 1953 - US President Harry Truman announces development of the hydrogen bomb. - 1961 - 1st US NFL Playoff Bowl - Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16. - 1980 - American President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation with a 1.5 billion dollar loan to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

- 1989 - Emperor Hirohito of Japan (1922-89) dies at 87 after a 62-year reign, making his son Akihito 125th Emperor of Japan.

- 1990 - Tower of Pisa closed to the public. - 1992 - Imran Khan retires from Test Cricket.

- 1992 - AT&T releases a video-telephone for $1,499.

- 2010 - Egypt: Muslim gunmen killed 9 people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians.

- 2014 - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wins re-election in Bangladesh.

- 2015 - France: Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut & Stéphane Charbonnier).

- 2015 - A car bomb explodes in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, killing 38 people and injuring 63+. - 2019 - India wins Test series vs Australia (2-1) to become first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia, 71 years after the first Indian touring team in 1947-48.

- 2019 - Amazon (worth $797 billion) overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company for the first time.

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