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Notable Historical Events for January 7th

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

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

1948US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan

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

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

1953US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

1983President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

1618Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

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

January 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 7th

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

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

January 7th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 7th

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

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

January 7th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 7th

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

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

January 7th Deaths
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