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JANUARY 7

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1714 First Known Patent for a Typewriting Device Granted by Queen Anne of England to Henry Mill Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts IBM
1755 Georgia's New General Assembly Meets for the First Time as a Royal Colony Georgia Government Colonial Georgia Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1782 The Bank of North America, the Nation's First Commercial Bank, Opens for Business in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Business and Economics Historic Firsts History Channel
1785 A Frenchman and American Are the First to Cross the English Channel via Balloon. Hot-air Balloons European History Historic Firsts History Channel
1789 The First U.S. Presidential Election Is Held The American Presidency Politics and Elections Historic Firsts History Channel
1791 English Captain George Vancouver Sets Sail in Discovery to Survey the North West Coast of America George Vancouver Naval History North American Explorers Greenwich Guide
1821 Pigeon Creek Baptist Church Is Organized as the First Baptist Church in Florida Florida Religion Historic Firsts Florida Baptist Convention Florida Historical Society
1894 Thomas Edison Completes the First Piece of Recorded Film Fred Ott's Sneeze Fred Ott's Sneeze Historic Firsts Eyewitness to History
1927 Transatlantic Radio Telephone Service Is Inaugurated between New York and London New York City London The Telephone Historic Firsts History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy New York Times Center for the Study of Technology and Society
The Harlem Globetrotters Play Their First Basketball Game in Hinckley, Illinois Hinckley, Ilinois Basketball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts The Harlem Globetrotters African-American Registry
1929 A Detroit Businessman and His co-Pilot, Make the First Nonstop Detroit-to-Miami Flight in 9 Hours 20 Minutes Detroit Miami, Florida Aviation History Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1968 NASA Launches, Surveyor 7, the Fifth and Final Spacecraft of the Surveyor Series to Achieve a Lunar Soft Landing Space Exploration Lunar Exploration NASA

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