Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee told an educational conference in Mumbai: Our scientists are now talking of going to the Moon.
War on Terrorism: British police announced details of the discovery of traces of the toxin ricin in a flat in Wood Green in North London in the wake of the arrest of six terrorist suspects. The timing of this news coincided with a major speech by Prime Minister Tony Blair dealing with the threat of terrorism and Britain's relationship with the U.S.A.
One of the worst blizzards
in American history hits the eastern states, killing more than 150 people. Philadelphia, PA receives a record of snowfall, New York City's public schools close for the first time in 18 years and the federal government in Washington, D.C. is closed for days.
Thursday, January 7, 1993
The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated, with Jerry Rawlings as president.
In Haiti, an attempted coup by an associate of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is thwarted by Loyalist troops.
Saturday, January 7, 1989
Hirohito (posthumous name: Emperor Shōwa) died and Akihito became Emperor of Japan.
Saturday, January 7, 1984
OPEC agrees to raise crude oil prices by 10%.
. The first worldwide telecast by an entertainer watched by more people than watched the Apollo moon landings.
Mark Essex kills 8 people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in downtown New Orleans.
A British firm, the Leyland Motor Corp., announces the sale of 450 buses to the Cuban government, challenging the United States blockade of Cuba.
Saturday, January 7, 1961
Wednesday, January 7, 1959
Marian Anderson is the first African American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Wednesday, January 7, 1953
Saturday, January 7, 1950
The Allies recognize the Austrian republic with 1937 borders, and divide the country into 4 occupation zones.
" bounces radar waves off the Moon, measuring the exact distance between the Earth and the Moon, and proving that communication is possible between Earth and outer space, effectively opening the space age
Wednesday, January 7, 1942
WWII: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
Italian premier Benito Mussolini and French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval conclude an agreement in which each power agrees not to oppose the other's colonial claims.
Saturday, January 7, 1928
at the Tower of London
, previously drained in 1843
(and planted with grass), is completely refilled by a tidal wave.
The first transatlantic telephone call is made "via radio" from New York City to London, England.
Saturday, January 7, 1922
Thursday, January 7, 1904
The distress signal "CQD" is established, only to be replaced 2 years later by "SOS".
Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock
Wednesday, January 7, 1863
Wednesday, January 7, 1857
Wednesday, January 7, 1835
Saturday, January 7, 1797
The parliament of the Cisalpine Republic
adopts the Italian green-white-red tricolour as the official flag (this is considered the birth of the flag of Italy
Wednesday, January 7, 1789
Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England to Calais, France in a hydrogen gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air.
The first American commercial bank (Bank of North America) opens.
Saturday, January 7, 1764
Saturday, January 7, 1690
Wednesday, January 7, 1626
Thursday, January 7, 1610
Fire destroys all the houses in the fort at Jamestown the fort is repaired in March.
January 8 ndash Ensign Thomas Savage arrivies in Jamestown with the First Supply under Christopher Newport.
Wednesday, January 7, 1598
Friday, December 28, 1565 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Pius V succeeds Pope Pius IV as the 225th pope.
Tuesday, December 28, 1557 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, December 28, 1535 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 29, 1413 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, December 30, 1354 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, December 30, 1324 (Julianian calendar)
Tuesday, December 31, 1191 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, December 31, 1113 (Julianian calendar)
The Almoravid governor of Zaragoza, Muhàmmad ibn al-Hajj, launches an offensive against the County of Barcelona but is defeated at the Battle of Martorell by Ramon Berenguer III.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.86.