On This Day in History for January 7 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 141 of 141

  • 1972 William Hubbs Rehnquist sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • 1973 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • 1973 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • 1973 US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • 1974 Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
  • 1975 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
  • 1978 Angola revises its constitution in include a state security law
  • 1979 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 American President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation to bail out the Chrysler Corporation with a 1.5 billion dollar loan

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1983 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • 1984 Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • 1985 Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • 1985 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 1986 Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
  • 1986 STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems
  • 1987 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
  • 1989 Akihito becomes the 125th Emperor of Japan
  • 1989 International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • 1990 Lynn Jennings runs world record indoor 5km indoor at 15:22.64
  • 1990 Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
  • 1991 "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV

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1991 Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1992 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
  • 1993 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • 1993 Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica
  • 1994 South Africa beat Australia in the Sydney Test by 5 runs
  • 1994 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
  • 1994 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • 1996 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1997 Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the US House of Representatives

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich

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1998 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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1999 Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2000 Former UK Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken released from prison after 9 months of a 18-month sentence

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2007 Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins

  • 2010 Muslim gunmen in Egypt kill nine people after opening fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians
  • 2012 Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
  • 2014 Sheikh Hasina wins the general election in Bangladesh

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2015 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

  • 2015 A car bomb explodes in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, killing 38 people and injuring more than 63
  • 2018 Sydney, Australia has its hottest day for 80 years as Penrith reaches 47.3 degrees
  • 2018 It snows in the Sahara desert - 15 inches reported in Aïn Séfra, Northwest Algeria

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History