January 7th Facts, Fun Trivia and History
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
Orthodox Christmas Day
January 7th Birthday 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, illustrated by Dick Calkins, appeared in newspaper comics.
1927 – The Harlem Globetrotters 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.
#1 Hit January 7, 2017 – January 20, 2017: The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk – Starboy
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 “Beggir 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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