07 January History

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  • 1327    -    King Edward II of England is deposed.
  • 1558    -    The French, under the Duke of Guise, finally take the port of Calais from the English.
  • 1785    -    Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American Dr. John Jeffries make the first crossing of the English Channel in a hydrogen balloon.
  • 1807    -    Responding to Napoleon Bonaparte's attempted blockade of the British Isles, the British blockade Continental Europe.
  • 1865    -    Cheyenne and Sioux warriors attack Julesburg, Colo., in retaliation for the Sand Creek Massacre.
  • 1901    -    New York stock exchange trading exceeds two million shares for the first time in history.
  • 1902    -    Imperial Court of China returns to Peking. The Empress Dowager resumes her reign.
  • 1918    -    The Germans move 75,000 troops from the Eastern Front to the Western Front.
  • 1934    -    Six thousand pastors in Berlin defy the Nazis insisting that they will not be silenced.
  • 1944    -    The U.S. Air Force announces the production of the first jet-fighter, Bell P-59 Airacomet.
  • 1945    -    U.S. air ace Major Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. is killed in the Pacific.
  • 1952    -    French forces in Indochina launch Operation Violette in an effort to push Viet Minh forces away from the town of Ba Vi.
  • 1955    -    Marian Anderson becomes the first African American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House.
  • 1975    -    Vietnamese troops take Phuoc Binh in new full-scale offensive.
  • 1979    -    Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge are overthrown when Vietnamese troops seize the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.
  • 1985    -    Vietnam seizes the Khmer National Liberation Front headquarters near the Thai border.

  • 07 January Birthdays

  • 1718    -    Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War hero.
  • 1745    -    Etienne Montgolfier, French inventor who, with his brother, launched the first successful hot-air balloon.
  • 1800    -    Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States.
  • 1845    -    Louis III, last King of Bavaria.
  • 1912    -    Charles Addams, cartoonist, creator of the Addams Family.