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Notable Historical Events for January 7th

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

1618Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

1982Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

1959US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

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

1862Romney Campaign; Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV

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

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

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

1989MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

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

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

1880Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak

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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