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Notable Historical Events for January 7th

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

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

1948US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan

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

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

1999Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.

200127th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

1986US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

1987Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest

1963The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

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Notable Birthdays on January 7th

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

1800Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)

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Notable Weddings on January 7th

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

1880Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak

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

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

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

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