This day in history - January 7

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What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, January 7, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on January 7 were connected with events relating to the Destruction by Fire of Jamestown, Virginia, First Mention of the Galilean Moons by Galileo, Opening of the Bank of North America, First Flight Over the English Channel, Announcement that CQD Would be Adopted as a Distress Signal, First Transatlantic Telephone Call, Mantell UFO Incident, Recognition of the new Cuban Government By the United States, Closure of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Captain John Smith, Galileo Galilei, Robert Morris, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Dr. John Jeffries, Guglielmo Marconi, W.S. Gifford, Evelyn P. Murray, Thomas F. Mantell, Fidel Castro, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Francesco Cossiga and Bill Clinton, William Rehnquist.

Destruction by Fire of Jamestown, Virginia - January 7, 1608: On this day in history, January 7, 1608, momentous events took place today in Virginia, USA, with regard to the Destruction by Fire of Jamestown, Virginia. Established by the Virginia Company of London, Jamestown was almost completely destroyed by fire on January 7, 1608. The settlement was rebuilt and the renowned explorer Captain John Smith became it's third Council President. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1608 were Captain John Smith. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Destruction by Fire of Jamestown, Virginia *** Date: January 7, 1608 *** Place: Virginia, USA *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

First Mention of the Galilean Moons by Galileo - January 7, 1610: On this day in history, January 7, 1610, momentous events took place today in Padua, Italy, with regard to the First Mention of the Galilean Moons by Galileo. A letter written by Galileo on January 7, 1610, mentioned the moons of Jupiter for the first time. Initially he only saw three and believed them to be static stars. In the coming months he discovered a fourth and confirmed that they were all orbiting Jupiter. They were later named the Galilean Moons in his honour. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1610 were Galileo Galilei. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: First Mention of the Galilean Moons by Galileo *** Date: January 7, 1610 *** Place: Padua, Italy *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 17th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the Bank of North America - January 7, 1782: On this day in history, January 7, 1782, critical events took place today in Philadelphia, USA, regarding the Opening of the Bank of North America. The Bank of North America was opened on January 7, 1782, in Philadelphia. The original plan was put forward by the Superintendent of Finance, Robert Morris, and chartered by the Confederation Congress on May 26, 1781. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1782 were Robert Morris. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Opening of the Bank of North America *** Date: January 7, 1782 *** Place: Philadelphia, USA *** Category: Finance *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

First Flight Over the English Channel - January 7, 1785: On this day in history, January 7, 1785, critical events took place today in English Channel, Europe, regarding the First Flight Over the English Channel. French inventor Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Boston Physician Dr. John Jeffries made the first successful flight over the English Channel. The flight from Dover Castle to Guines took approximately two and a half hours. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1785 were Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Dr. John Jeffries. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: First Flight Over the English Channel *** Date: January 7, 1785 *** Place: English Channel, Europe *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Announcement that CQD Would be Adopted as a Distress Signal - January 7, 1904: On this day in history, January 7, 1904, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Announcement that CQD Would be Adopted as a Distress Signal. On January 7, 1904, the Marconi International Marine Communication Company Ltd. Announced that CQD would be adopted as a distress signal for radio use, by all Marconi Installations, from February 1, 1904. It was later replaced by the international distress signal SOS. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1904 were Guglielmo Marconi. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Announcement that CQD Would be Adopted as a Distress Signal *** Date: January 7, 1904 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Communication *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Transatlantic Telephone Call - January 7, 1927: On this day in history, January 7, 1927, crucial events took place today in New York City, USA and London, England, relating to the First Transatlantic Telephone Call. W. S. Gifford, Chairman of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) made the first transatlantic telephone call when he called Sir Evelyn P. Murray of the General Post Office in London. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1927 were W.S. Gifford, Evelyn P. Murray. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: First Transatlantic Telephone Call *** Date: January 7, 1927 *** Place: New York City, USA and London, England *** Category: Communication *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Mantell UFO Incident - January 7, 1948: On this day in history, January 7, 1948, important events took place today in Kentucky, USA, surrounding the Mantell UFO Incident. When an unidentified flying object (UFO) was seen in Kentucky, Captain Thomas F. Mantell and four other pilots were sent to investigate in their F-51D Mustang aircraft. Mantell pursued the object as it rose steeply. Ignoring suggestions that he should level out and observe the object, Mantell continued climbing until he blacked out from lack of oxygen (at around 25000 feet). He died in the resulting crash. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1948 were Thomas F. Mantell. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Mantell UFO Incident *** Date: January 7, 1948 *** Place: Kentucky, USA *** Category: Accident *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Recognition of the new Cuban Government By the United States - January 7, 1959: On this day in history, January 7, 1959, important events took place today in Washington DC, USA, surrounding the Recognition of the new Cuban Government By the United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower led the United States of America in recognising the new Cuban Government headed by Fidel Castro. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1959 were Fidel Castro, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Recognition of the new Cuban Government By the United States *** Date: January 7, 1959 *** Place: Washington DC, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Closure of the Leaning Tower of Pisa - January 7, 1990: On this day in history, January 7, 1990, momentous events took place today in Pisa, Italy, with regard to the Closure of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. During the presidency of Francesco Cossiga, the Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed for the first time in it's history. There were fears that the tower, which was the bell tower of Pisa's cathedral, would collapse. It was closed from January 7, 1990, for 10 years while the lean was corrected by 45cm (17"), and the tower stabilised. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1990 were Francesco Cossiga. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Closure of the Leaning Tower of Pisa *** Date: January 7, 1990 *** Place: Pisa, Italy *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Impeachment of President Bill Clinton - January 7, 1999: On this day in history, January 7, 1999, significant events took place today in Washington DC, USA, respecting the Impeachment of President Bill Clinton. The Senate trial relating to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton began on January 7, 1998. Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist presided over the trial. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: January 7, 1999 were Bill Clinton, William Rehnquist. Facts on this day in History January 7: Events on this day in history: Impeachment of President Bill Clinton *** Date: January 7, 1999 *** Place: Washington DC, USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

This day in history - January 7

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