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Notable Historical Events for January 7th

1959US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

1983President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

1959American gangster Meyer Lansky flees Cuba for the Bahamas due to the Cuban Revolution and rise of Fidel Castro

200935th People's Choice Awards: Will Smith & Reese Witherspoon win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Christina Applegate win (TV)

2013Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

1610Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

1986US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

1904Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal

2007Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins

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Notable Birthdays on January 7th

1964Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)

1928William Peter Blatty, NYC, author/director (The Exorcist)

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Notable Weddings on January 7th

1971American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

1880Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak

1995Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

1989MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

1911Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)

2006Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

January 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 7th

1536Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of England's King Henry VIII, dies at 50

1943Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

January 7th Deaths
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