Saturday, January 07, 2017

History for January 7

History for January 7 -
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

1610 - Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons. He named them Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

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.

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