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JANUARY 7

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Cambodia: Victory Day
(Commemorating the fall of the Khmer Rouge 01/07/1979)
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World Political and Social Leaders
1800 Millard Fillmore (New York-born 13th President of the United States) Millard Fillmore The American Presidency
1816 Stephen Miller (Pennsylvania-born Governor of Minnesota; Union General) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Minnesota Historical Society
1821 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (Georgia-born Member of the U.S. Congress; Confederate General) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War University of Georgia
1844 Marie Bernarde Soubirous of Lourdes (French-born Roman Catholic Saint) French Political and Social Leaders Religion Catholic Sants
1906 Aristotle Onassis (Greek Shipping Magnate) Greek Business Leaders Boats Business
1854 Herbert John Gladstone (English Statesman) English Political and Social Leaders
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1864 Caleb Blood Smith (Massachusetts-born Statesman, Federal Judge) Caleb Blood Smith Abraham Lincoln U.S. Government Native American Studies
1989 Showa Tenno Hirohito, Emperor of Japan Japanese Political & Social Leaders History Channel
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1558 French Recapture Calais from the English France England European History Historic UK
1789 The First U.S. Presidential Election Is Held The American Presidency Politics and Elections Historic Firsts History Channel
1861 Federal Soldiers Surrender Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine to a Company of Local Volunteers Castillo de San Marcos Forts American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Convening in Tallahassee, Florida Delegates Vote 62-5 for Immediate Secession Tallahassee, Florida Voting American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Georgia Senator Robert Toombs Gives His Farewell Speech to the U.S. Senate Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War University of Georgia
1901 Robert M. La Follette Is Inaugurated as Governor of Wisconsin Wisconsin Political and  Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1902 The Guangxu Emperor of China and the Empress Dowager Return to Beijing After a 2-Year Exile Chinese Political and  Social Leaders Asian History
1906 Prince Saionji Kimmochi Becomes Prime Minister of Japan Japanese Political and  Social Leaders Asian History
1919 South Africa's Industrial and Commercial Workers Union Is Founded South Africa Labor Unions South African History
1924 Kiyoura Keigo Takes Over As Japan's Prime Minister. Japanese Political and  Social Leaders Asian History
1935 France & Italy Sign Italo-French Agreement Addressing Conflicts in Africa Between the Two Nations France Italy Historic World Documents European History League of Nations
1942 In the Philippines the Siege of Bataan Begins Republic of the Philippines Siege of Bataan New York Times
1945 British General Bernard Montgomery Claims Credit for Saving the Allied Cause in the Battle of the Bulge Bernard Montgomery Battle of the Bulge History Channel
1953 President Truman Announces the Existence of the Hydrogen Bomb President Harry Truman Nuclear Weapons World History History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1954 In His State of the Union Address, President Eisenhower Declares the U.S. Will Be in Okinawa Indefinitely Okinawa  President Eisenhower Asian History
1959 The U.S. Recognizes the New Castro Government in Cuba Cuba The Cold War History Channel
1972 Lewis F. Powell Jr. and William H. Rehnquist Are Sworn In as the 99th and 100th Members of the U.S. Supreme Court U.S, Supreme Court New York Times
President Nixon and Japanese Prime Minister Sato Eisaku Meet in California to Discuss the Return of Okinawa to the Japanese Okinawa San Clemente, California  President Nixon Asian History
1976 An Icelandic Gunboat Rams a British Naval Frigate over Fishing Rights Dispute Iceland Great Britain Fishing Economics BBC
1979 Vietnamese Forces Capture Phnom Penh, Overthrowing the Khmer Rouge Government of Cambodian Dictator Pol Pot Pol Pot History Channel New York Times Asian History
1980 A Landslide Vote Re-elects Indira Gandhi as the Leader of India Indira Gandhi Election BBC
1989 Emperor Hirohito of Japan Is Succeeded by His Son Emperor Akihito Japanese Political and Social Leaders Asian History
1990 The Leaning Tower of Pisa Is Closed to the Public Pisa, Italy Architecture and Design BBC
1997 U.S. Representative from Georgia, Newt Gingrich, Is Re-Elected as the Speaker of the House Georgia Political and Social Leaders Elections U.S. House of Representatives University of Georgia
1999 U.S. Senate Is Sworn In for Clinton Impeachment Trial Impeachment of President Clinton U.S. Senate History Channel

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