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January 7th History

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January 7th In Pop Culture History

1608 - Fire destroyed the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia

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.

January 7, 1929 - Tarzan the Apeman, Comic Strip

January 7, 1934 - Flash Gordon, Comic Strip

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.

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

January 7th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Millard Fillmore (1800)
Adolph Zukor (1873)
Henry Porten (1890)
Arnold Ridley (1896)
Art Baker (1898)
Kenneth Thomson (1899)
Alan Napier (1903)
Red Allen (1908, d.1967)
Butterfly McQueen (1911)
Charles Addams (1912)
Francis De Wolff (1913)
Shirley Ross (1913)
Vincent Gardenia (1922, d.1992)
William Peter Blatty (1928)
Terry Moore (1929)
Elliot Kastner (1933)
Eldee Young (1936)
Paul Revere (1938)
Robert Hicks (1941)
Leona Williams (1943)
Mike McGear (1944)
Andy Brown (1946)
Jann S Wenner (1946)
Kaz Lux (1948)
Kenny Loggins (1948)
Steven Williams (1949)
John Christopher Parry (1949)
Marshall Chapman (1949)
Anne Schedeen (1949)
Erin Gray (1950)
Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo (1953)
Jodi Long (1954)
Sandra Bernhard (1955)
David Caruso (1956)
Katie Couric (1957)
Kristen Meadows (1957)
Reena Roy (1957)
Donna Rice (1958)
Linda Kozlowski (1958)
Kathy Valentine (1959)
David Marciano (1960)
Tierre Turner (1960)
Hallie Todd (1962)
Nicolas Cage (1964)
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (1966, d.1999)
Mark Lemarr (1967)
David Yost (1969)
Doug E Doug (1970)
Jeremy Renner (1971)
Jennifer LeRoy (1974)
John Rich (1974)
Dustin Diamond (1977)
Michelle Behennah (1977)
John Gidding (1977)
Bipasha Basu (1979)
Mariangel Ruiz (1979)
Ryan Tedder (1979)
Robert Richard (1983)
Erin Reynolds (1985)
Lyndsy Fonseca (1987)
Haley Bennett (1988)
Robert Sheehan (1988)
Liam Aiken (1990)
Camryn Grimes (1990)
Max Morrow (1991)
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