January 4, 2007 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.

Deaths in History

  • Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)
  • Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)