Historical Events on January 7 (Part 2)

  • 2019 Rain ruins last 2 days of 4th cricket Test in Sydney as India wins series 2-1; become first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia, 71 years after the first Indian touring team in 1947-48
  • 2019 Tennessee woman Cyntoia Brown, convicted for murdering a man aged 16, granted clemency by Governor Bill Haslam
  • 2020 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico, island's largest in a century, followed by many aftershocks kill 1 person and destroy 800 homes
  • 2021 Arizona is now the COVID-19 “hotspot of the world" according to local health officials with an average of 118.3 new cases per 100,000 people

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2021 Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla, becomes the world's richest man, worth $186 billion, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

Event of Interest

2021 Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blocks President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram till January 20, following suspension of his other social media accounts the previous day

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2021 US Congress completes the ceremonial certification of Joe Biden's presidential victory late in the night after an earlier unprecedented breach of the Capitol by Trump supporters

  • 2021 WHO warns Europe needs to do more to "flatten the steep vertical line" of COVID-19 cases and control the spread of the new variant, with 230 million already living under lockdown
  • 2022 First successful transplant of a pig's heart into a human when genetically modified pig's heart inserted into a 53 year old man in Baltimore, Maryland [1]
  • 2022 Three men convicted of murdering black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Feb 2020, sentenced to life in prison in a Georgia court
  • 2023 Republican Kevin McCarthy finally elected Speaker of the US House of representatives after 15 ballots, the most rounds of voting since 1860 [1]
  • 2023 Vaccine for bees against American Foulbrood bacteria approved in the US - first vaccine in the US for any insect [1]