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  • Italy
    Thursday Jan 07, 1610

    Galileo Galilei

    "Three fixed stars, totally invisible by their smallness"

    Italy
    Thursday Jan 07, 1610

    On 7 January 1610, Galileo observed with his telescope what he described at the time as "three fixed stars, totally invisible by their smallness", all close to Jupiter, and lying on a straight line through it.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 07, 1759

    George Washington

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 07, 1759

    On January 6, 1759, Washington, at age 26, married Martha Dandridge Custis, the 28-year-old widow of wealthy plantation owner Daniel Parke Custis. The marriage took place at Martha's estate; she was intelligent, gracious, and experienced in managing a planter's estate, and the couple created a happy marriage.




  • Río Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico
    Monday Jan 07, 1907

    Mexican Revolution

    The Río Blanco Strike

    Río Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico
    Monday Jan 07, 1907

    In the state of Veracruz, textile workers rioted in January 1907 at the huge Río Blanco factory, the world's largest, protesting against unfair labor practices. They were paid in credit that could be used only at the company store, binding them to the company.




  • Yili, Xinjiang, China
    Sunday Jan 07, 1912

    Xinhai Revolution

    Yili Uprising

    Yili, Xinjiang, China
    Sunday Jan 07, 1912

    On 7 January 1912, the Yili Uprising with Feng Temin began. Qing governor Yuan Dahua fled and handed over his resignation to Yang Zengxin, because he could not handle fighting the revolutionaries.




  • Ireland
    Saturday Jan 07, 1922

    Irish War of Independence

    Anglo-Irish Treaty was then ratified in triplicate

    Ireland
    Saturday Jan 07, 1922

    Anglo-Irish Treaty was then ratified in triplicate: by Dáil Éireann on 7 January 1922.




  • Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    Wednesday Jan 07, 1942

    World War II

    100-250 km from Moscow

    Moscow, U.S.S.R.
    Wednesday Jan 07, 1942

    The offensive halted on 7 January 1942, after having the German armies pushed back 100–250 km (62–155 mi) from Moscow.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 07, 1953

    Harry S. Truman

    The First U.S. hydrogen bomb

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 07, 1953

    In response, on January 7, 1953, Truman announced the detonation of the first U.S. hydrogen bomb, which was much more powerful than the Soviet Union's atomic weapons.


  • U.S.
    Friday Jan 07, 1955

    Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe Productions Announcement

    U.S.
    Friday Jan 07, 1955

    Monroe began a new battle for control over her career and left Hollywood for the East Coast, where she and photographer Milton Greene founded their own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions (MMP) – an action that has later been called "instrumental" in the collapse of the studio system. Announcing its foundation in a press conference in January 1955, Monroe stated that she was "tired of the same old sex roles. I want to do better things


  • Algeria
    Monday Jan 07, 1957

    Algerian War

    Lacoste summoned General Salan and General Massu

    Algeria
    Monday Jan 07, 1957

    On 7 January 1957, Governor-General Robert Lacoste summoned General Salan and General Massu commander of the 10th Parachute Division (10e DP) and explained that, as the Algiers police force was incapable of dealing with the FLN and controlling the Pied-noirs, Massu was to be granted full responsibility for the maintenance of order in Algiers.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jan 07, 1989

    Ronald Reagan

    Left hand Surgery

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Jan 07, 1989

    On January 7, 1989, Reagan underwent surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to repair a Dupuytren's contracture of the ring finger of his left hand.


  • Pisa, Italy
    Sunday Jan 07, 1990

    Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Tower closed to Public

    Pisa, Italy
    Sunday Jan 07, 1990

    The tower was closed to the public on 7 January 1990.


  • Kravica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Jan 07, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Bratunac Killings

    Kravica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Thursday Jan 07, 1993

    On 7 January 1993, Orthodox Christmas Day, 8th Operational Unit Srebrenica, a unit of the ARBiH under the command of Bratunac Killings, attacked the village of Kravica near Bratunac. 46 Serbs died in the attack: 35 soldiers and 11 civilians.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Saturday Jan 07, 1995

    First Chechen War

    The First on a long list of Russian generals to be killed

    Chechnya, Russia
    Saturday Jan 07, 1995

    On 7 January 1995, Russian Major-General Viktor Vorobyov was killed by mortar fire, becoming the first on a long list of Russian generals to be killed in Chechnya.


  • Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 07, 1999

    Impeachment of Bill Clinton

    Formal Presentation of the Charges

    Senate, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Thursday Jan 07, 1999

    The Senate trial began on January 7, 1999, with Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist presiding. The first day consisted of formal presentation of the charges against Clinton, and of Rehnquist swearing in all arguants in the trial.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2003

    Kobe Bryant

    NBA record for three-pointers

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2003

    He set an NBA record for three-pointers in a game on January 7, 2003, when he made 12 against the Seattle SuperSonics.


  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 07, 2013

    Lionel Messi

    2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Monday Jan 07, 2013

    The 2012 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the third year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 7 January 2013., with Lionel Messi winning a record fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or.


  • Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Jan 07, 2013

    Dwayne Johnson

    Rumble Opponent CM Punk

    Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Monday Jan 07, 2013

    On the January 7, 2013 episode of Raw, The Rock returned to confront his Rumble opponent CM Punk.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

    PlayStation

    PlayStation Now (PS Now)

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

    PlayStation Now (PS Now) is a Gaikai-based video game streaming service used to provide PlayStation gaming content to PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation Vita, PlayStation TV and BRAVIA televisions. The service currently allows users to pay for access to a selection of original PlayStation 3 titles on either a per-game basis or via a subscription. PlayStation Now was announced on January 7, 2014 at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show.


  • Kerman, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

    Qasem Soleimani

    Burial procession for Soleimani in Kerman

    Kerman, Iran
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

    On 7 January 2020, a stampede took place at the burial procession for Soleimani in Kerman attended by hundreds of thousands of mourners, killing 56 and injuring 212 more.


  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

    OnePlus

    OnePlus unveiled the Concept One smartphone at CES 2020

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    Tuesday Jan 07, 2020

    On January 7, 2020, OnePlus unveiled the Concept One smartphone at CES 2020. The OnePlus Concept One uses electrochromic glass to “hide” the rear-facing camera setup. The glass of the phone uses organic particles to create changes in transparency so that the glass covering the camera lenses can instantly shift from opaque black to transparent, presenting a clean, unbroken surface when not in use. OnePlus calls it a manifest of its ‘burdenless’ design philosophy. This optimal solution is called ‘Electronic CMF.' The rest of the design is inspired by the McLaren 720S supercar, with Papaya Orange leather on the rear of this concept phone and a sliver of glass right down the center of the rear panel of the device.


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