About January 7

January 7, 2022 is the 7th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 358 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 25 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 7

  • 1325
    Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
  • 1558
    France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
  • 1785
    Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
  • 1797
    The modern Italian flag is first used.
  • 1894
    William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
  • 1904
    The distress signal “CQD” is established only to be replaced two years later by “SOS”.
  • 1922
    Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64-57 vote.
  • 1927
    The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1931
    Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand’s west coast.
  • 1948
    Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1950
    A fire at the Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, kills 41 people.
  • 1960
    The Polaris missile is test launched.
  • 1968
    Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
  • 1973
    Mark Essex fatally shoots 10 people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson’s Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
  • 1979
    Third Indochina War – Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
  • 1980
    President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1990
    The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
  • 1991
    Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
  • 1993
    Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
  • 1999
    The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

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