January 7 Events in History - January 7 Birthdays - January 7 Deaths
2015 Teixobactin, a newly discovered antibiotic, offers hope in treating tuberculosis and infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria; the drug has been effective in rodent trials but has not yet been tested in humans
2014 Apple announces its holiday earnings will be announced January 27; investors will care most about the company's iPhone and iPad sales
2014 Hillary Clinton has rented out her 2008 campaign email list to a prominent group of supporters urging her to run for President in 2016
2013 U.S. Republican Chuck Hagel is nominated to be the country's next Secretary of Defense by President Barack Obama; John O. Brennan is nominated to be the next CIA Director
2013 The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics estimates at least 17 billion planets exist that are comparable to the size of the Earth and the Milky Way
2012 Eleven people are killed when their hot air balloon collides with a power line and crashes near Carterton, New Zealand
2012 Funding disputes lead several of Bosnia's cultural institutions to close
2011 The international association football tournament, the AFC Asian Cup, officially opens in Qatar
2011 Tunisia's youth protest for several days over political grievances and social problems including the job market and purchase power
2010 An employee at ABB Power building in St. Louis, Missouri, commits suicide after shooting eight people, 3 fatally
2009 Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, endorses Russia's decision to turn off gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine
1999 Senate begins to try President Clinton on lying under oath and obstruction of justice in the Lewisnky case
1997 Newt Gingrich, narrowly re-elected speaker of the House
1996 "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 1622 performances
1996 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
1995 "Christmas Carol" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 18 performances
1995 "Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 280 performances
1994 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
1994 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
1994 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
1992 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
1992 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
1992 Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1991 "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
1990 Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
1990 Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
1989 Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
1989 International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
1989 Cleveland Cavaliers block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
1987 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1986 Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
1986 STS-61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
1986 U.S. president Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1985 "King and I" opens at Broadway Theater New York City 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 and Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1983 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win vs. England
1983 Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala
1982 "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
1980 Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends
1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
1978 Angola revises its constitution
1977 Huyman Rights Charta '77 established in Prague
1975 "Shenandoah" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 1050 performances
1975 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1975 Gary Geld and Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah," premieres in New York City
1975 Led Zeppelin fans riot before Boston concert, causing $30,000 damage
1974 Dutch rations gasoline
1973 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater New York City 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 vs. Pakistan Never again
1973 U.S. poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
1973 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Iberian Airlines crashes into 800' peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
1972 Los Angeles 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
1971 -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
1969 U.S. Congress doubles president salary
1968 "GE College Bowl" quiz show premieres on NBC TV
1968 1st class postage raised from 5 cents to 6 cents
1967 "Newlywed Game" premieres on ABC TV
1966 Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
1966 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become NWA champ
1965 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
1964 Bahamas becomes self-governing
1964 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
1963 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
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
1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1961 Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
1959 U.S. recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government
1958 U.S.S.R. shrinks army to 300,000
1956 Vinoo Mankad scores 231 vs. New Zealand, 413 opening stand with Roy
1955 Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (New York City)
1955 WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mount Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 President Truman announces development of hydrogen bomb
1952 French Plevin government falls
1950 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater New York City 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)
1949 1st photo of genes taken at University of South California by Pease and Baker
1948 U.S. president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan
1947 Australia vs. England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882
1946 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
1945 Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen
1944 Air Force announces production of 1st U.S. jet fighter, the Bell P-59
1942 WW II siege of Bataan starts
1939 U.S. worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
1936 Tennis champs Helen Moody and Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
1935 Zoe Akins' "Old Maid," premieres in New York City
1934 "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts
1934 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
1933 1st edition of People and Fatherland published in Netherlands
1932 1st game played at Orchard Lake Curling Club, Michigan
1930 Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness," premieres in New York City
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 and East Indies
1927 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York and London
1927 Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)
1925 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in New York City
1923 Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
1916 German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
1914 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal
1913 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1911 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF
1911 Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
1910 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
1908 England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
1907 Clyde Fitch' "Truth," premieres in New York City
1904 Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st International radio distress signal
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blanched Soldier"
1903 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger," premieres in Brussel
1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
1896 Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
1894 Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
1893 Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
1892 Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
1890 W B Purvis patents fountain pen
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Valley of Fear"
1879 Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
1868 Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
1868 Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
1862 Battle of Manassas Junction, VA
1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV
1861 Florida troops takeover Ft. Marion at St. Augustine
1842 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris
1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
1830 1st U.S. Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
1822 1st printing in Hawaii
1822 Liberia colonized by Americans
1817 2nd Bank of U.S. opens
1785 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard and Jeffries)
1784 1st U.S. seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
1782 1st U.S. commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
1761 Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1698 Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England
1654 Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp, Netherlands, 1 dies
1630 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
1622 Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
1618 Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
1610 Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede
1608 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
1601 Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
1598 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
1584 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire
1579 England signs an offensive and defensive alliance with Netherland
1566 Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1566 Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
1325 Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal
754 Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion