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January 07th Today's Highlights in History

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« on: January 07, 2010, 06:38:48 am »

Thursday, January 07th
The 007th day of 2010.
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Today's Highlights in History

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   On Jan. 7, 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government. (Go to article.)

On Jan. 7, 1873, Adolph Zukor, the American entrepreneur who built the Paramount movie empire, was born. Following his death on June 10, 1976, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
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   On January 7, 1871, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the German empire. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1610    Astronomer Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons.

1789    the first U.S. presidential election was held. Americans voted for electors who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation's first president.

1800    Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, was born in Summerhill, N.Y.

1927    Commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.

1942    The World War II siege of Bataan began.

1953    President Harry S. Truman announced in his State of the Union address that the United States had developed a hydrogen bomb.

1955    Singer Marian Anderson made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, becoming the first black person to perform there as a member.

1959    The United States recognized Fidel Castro's new government in Cuba.

1972    Lewis F. Powell Jr. and William H. Rehnquist were sworn in as the 99th and 100th members of the Supreme Court.

1989    Japanese Emperor Hirohito died at age 87.

1996    A major blizzard paralyzed the eastern United States, claiming more than 100 lives.

1997    Newt Gingrich became the first Republican re-elected House speaker in 68 years.

1999    President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial began in the Senate. (He was later acquited on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.)

2003    Police announced they had found traces of the deadly poison ricin in a north London apartment and arrested six men.

2005    Actor Brad Pitt and actress Jennifer Aniston announced they were separating after four years of marriage.

2006    American journalist Jill Carroll was abducted in Iraq and a translator was killed. (Carroll was released unharmed after 82 days.)

2006    Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, facing corruption charges, stepped down as House majority leader. (He resigned from Congress in June 2006.)

Current Birthdays

Nicolas Cage turns 46 years old today.

AP Photo/Evan Agostini Actor Nicolas Cage turns 46 years old today.


72    Paul Revere
Rock musician

64    Jann Wenner
Magazine publisher (Rolling Stone)

62    Kenny Loggins
Rock singer

54    David Caruso
Actor ("CSI: Miami")

51    Kathy Valentine
Rock musician (The Go-Gos)

49    John Thune
U.S. senator, R-S.D.

36    John Rich
Country musician (Big and Rich)

34    Alfonso Soriano
Baseball player

28    Francisco Rodriguez
Baseball player

Historic Birthdays

Adolph Zukor

1/7/1873 - 6/10/1976
American entrepreneur
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66    James Harrington
1/7/1611 - 9/11/1677
English political philosopher

63    Johann Christian Fabricius
1/7/1745 - 3/3/1808
Dutch entomologist

74    Millard Fillmore
1/7/1800 - 3/8/1874
13th president of the United States (1850-53)

35    Saint Bernadette of Lourdes
1/7/1844 - 4/16/1879
French nun

76    Herbert John Gladstone
1/7/1854 - 3/6/1930
English statesman

85    Émile Borel
1/7/1871 - 2/3/1956
French mathematician

64    Francis Poulenc
1/7/1899 - 1/30/1963
French composer

69    Aristotle Onassis
1/7/1906 (O.S.) - 3/15/1975
Greek shipping magnate

59    Henry Allen
1/7/1908 - 4/17/1967
American jazz musician

76    Charles Addams
1/7/1912 - 9/29/1988
American cartoonist


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