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Notable Historical Events for January 7th

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

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

1948US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan

1959US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

1983President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

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

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

1862Romney Campaign; Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, WV

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

January 7th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 7th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on January 7th

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

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

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

1989MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

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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