Today in History -7 January

Important Events

1610 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede
1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1941 Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops
1953 US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
1954 Georgetown-IBM experiment, 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held at IBM’s head office in New York
1999 President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial begins in the US Senate after the House voted to impeach him for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky

Jan 7 in Music

1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera
1958 Gibson issued US patent for the Flying V Guitar

Jan 7 in Sport

1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera
1972 Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 134-90 for their 33rd straight win, the longest winning streak in major professional sports

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