What Happened on January 7

Significant Events

  • 1610 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede
  • 1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • 1953 US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
  • 1954 Georgetown-IBM experiment, 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held at IBM's head office in New York
  • 1999 Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.
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Did You Know?

Early 5 second film of Fred Ott sneezing shot by Edison Manufacturing - 1st ever copyrighted

On January 7, 1894

Would You Believe?

Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found

On January 7, 1930

Famous Weddings

  • 1630 Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • 1879 Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • 1880 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak
  • 1911 Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)
  • 1934 Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

Famous Divorces

  • 1985 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married
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