What are the important events that happened on January 7? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
January 7: Facts & Myths About This Day
January 7 is the 7th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 25, 2019 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 438,432 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptagon’ day.
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Capricorn is the zodiac 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 18 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,573 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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January 7 Historical Events
Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able distinguish the last two until the following day.
The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
The distress signal “CQD” is established only to be replaced two years later by “SOS”.
The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
The interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public because of safety concerns.
Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoutes in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack on the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
Who were born on January 7?
Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
Chester Kallman, American writer (d. 1975)
Vasily Alexeev, Russian weightlifter
Jann Wenner, American publisher
Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
Doug E. Doug, American actor
Haley Bennett, American singer and actress
Camryn Grimes, American actress
Who died on January 7?
Catherine of Aragon, consort of Henry VIII of England (b. 1485)
Louis de Blois, Flemish mystic (b. 1506)
Theophilus Eaton, American colonist (b. 1590)
Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (b. 1888)
Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic-born television presenter (b. 1929)
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