History for January 7 - On-This-Day.com:
Millard S. Fillmore 1800 - 13th President of the United States, William Blatty 1928, Paul Revere (Paul Revere and The Raiders) 1938, Kenny Loggins 1948 - Singer
Rand Paul 1963 - Politician, Nicholas Cage 1964 - Actor ("National Treasure" movies, "The Rock"), Rhianna (Robin Hannah Louise Kenny) 1983 - Singer
1904 - The distress signal "CQD" was established. Two years later "SOS" became the radio distress signal because it was quicker to send by wireless radio.
1942 - The World War II siege of Bataan began.
1953 - U.S. President Harry Truman announced the development of the hydrogen bomb.
1975 - OPEC agreed to raise crude oil prices by 10%, which began a time of world economic inflation.
1996 - One of the biggest blizzards in U.S. history hit the eastern states. More than 100 deaths were later blamed on the severe weather.
1998 - Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signed an affidavit denying that she had an affair with U.S. President Clinton.