January 7th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
January 7th History Highlights
January 7th is...
Harlem Globetrotter's Day
I'm Not Going to Take it Anymore Day
International Programmers' Day
National Bobblehead Day
National Old Rock Day
National Pass Gas Day
Orthodix Christmas Day
January 7th Quotes
Courage is always rewarded.
The whole country is full of enterprise. Our common schools are
diffusing intelligence among the people and our industry is fast
accumulating the comforts and luxuries of life.
It is not
strange, however much it may be regretted, that such an exuberance
of enterprise should cause some individuals to mistake change
for progress and the invasion of the rights of others for national
prowess and glory.
The public is never wrong.
I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as
a free man.
Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos
for the fly.
A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that's not what boats
are built for.
January 7th Birthdays
1800 - Millard Fillmore, American politician, 13th President of the United States (died in 1874)
1834 - Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and academic, invented the Reis telephone (died in 1874)
1873 - Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (died in 1976)
1903 - Alan Napier, English actor (died in 1988)
1911 - Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (died in 1995)
1912 - Charles Addams, American cartoonist, created The Addams Family (died in 1988)
1929 - Terry Moore, American actress
1948 - Kenny Loggins, American singer-songwriter
1956 - David Caruso, American actor
1957 - Katie Couric, American television journalist
1963 - Rand Paul, American ophthalmologist and politician
1964 - Nicolas Cage, American actor
1970 - Doug E. Doug, American actor and comedian
1971 - Jeremy Renner, American actor
1979 - Aloe Blacc, American musician
1987 - Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress
January 7th History
1608 - Fire destroyed the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia
1610 Galileo Galilei made his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa,
1714 - The world's first patent (#395) for a "Machine for Transcribing Letters" was granted in England by Queen Anne to Henry Mill. This first planned typewriter was never actually produced.
1830 - The 1st U.S. Railroad Station opened in Baltimore, MD
1927 - Commercial telephone service, via radio, began between New York and London.
1929 - Drawn by Hal Foster, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan comic strip 1st appeared
1929 - Buck Rogers, illustrate by Dick Calkins, appeared in newspaper comics.
1927 - The Harlem Globtrotters played their first game in Hinkley, Ill.
1948 - Thomas Mantell reported seeing a UFO over Kentucky.
1950 - #1 Hit January 7, 1950 - January 13, 1950: Gene Autry - Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer
1962 - The Avengers premiered in ITV, in the UK
1966 - Gene Kiniski defeated long-time wrestling champ Lou Thesz to become NWA champion.
1975 - Broadway Show - Shenandoah (Musical) January 7, 1975
1980 - President Jimmy Carter authorized legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
January 7, 1983 Birthday (fictional) Grant Ward, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., TV
1990 - The Leaning Tower of Piza was closed, citing safety concerns, and after some repairs, reopened on June 16, 2001.
1994 - Cabin Boy was released in theaters.
January 7, 2002 - The Apple iBook was released.
2004 - The Apprentice premiered on NBC
2012 - #1 Hit January 7, 2012 - February 3, 2012: LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
January 7, 2092 Birthday (fictional) Ellen Ripley, Alien/s, Film
2015 Two terroists attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo Magazine in Paris, killing twelve people, and wounding eleven others.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Don't be redundant; don't use more words than necessary; it's highly superfluous.
What's the definition of a will? It's a dead giveaway.
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