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#TodayInHistory – January 7

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January 7 – Some important events on this day

1584 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia & Holy Roman empire
1610 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede
1714 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1785 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 1st balloon flight across English Channel by Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries
1797 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ The modern Italian flag is first used
1894 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Early 5 second film of Fred Ott sneezing shot by Edison Manufacturing – 1st ever copyrighted
1929 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ “Tarzan”, one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1930 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found
1941 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops
1950 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts
1953 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
1954 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Georgetown-IBM experiment, 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held at IBM’s head office in New York
1955 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera
1990 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
1999 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial begins in the US Senate after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky
2018 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ It snows in the Sahara desert
2020 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, island’s largest in a century, followed by many aftershocks kill 1 person and destroy 800 homes
2019 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable listed company for the first time, worth $797 billion

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