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January 7th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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January 7th History Highlights

  • January 7, 1934 - Flash Gordon, Comic Strip debuted
  • 1927 -The first transatlantic telephone service was established between New York City and London.
  • January 7, 1929 - Tarzan the Apeman, Comic Strip debuted
  • 1999 - The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton began.

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.
- Kenny Loggins

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.
- Millard Fillmore

The public is never wrong.
- Adolph Zukor

I am learning to forgive my inner geek, and even value him as a free man.
- Kenny Loggins

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.
- Charles Addams

A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that's not what boats are built for.
- Katie Couric

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.

The term "blueprint" is from the 19th century technique for copying technical drawings using a blue dye.

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." - Mel Brooks

The palace of the parliament in Bucharest is the heaviest building in the world.

"No one knows what its like to feel these feelings, like I do... and I blame you!" #songlyrics

Thanks to Ghostbusters if some god asked me to think of a monster to destroy the world, I would immediately think of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

"Truth" is an anti-smoking campaign and "D.A.R.E." is an antidrug campaign. #truthordare

"I swear, if I hadn't promised Mother on her deathbed that I wouldn't kill you, I would kill you!" #moviequotes

26 year old Kyle MacDonald was able to trade a single red paperclip all the way up to a house, using the "Bigger and Better" game strategy.

PJ Proby - Real Name: James Marcus Smith

With her marriage she got a new name and a dress. It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers.

Romeo and Juliet is proof that communication is key in relationships.

If you tried your best to make the most ugly, unattractive and most ridiculous looking mash-up between a french maid and a velociraptor, it would probably look a lot like an ostrich.

The Capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown

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