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Today In History - January 7

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Today in History in 1610 Galileo discovers the first three Jupiter satellites; in1800 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore was born in Locke, New York; and in 1953 President Harry Truman announced the American development of the Hydrogen Bomb.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1610 - Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa & Ganymede
  • 1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • 1953 - US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
  • 1954 - Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
  • 1999 - Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1800 - Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)
  • 1928 - William Peter Blatty, author/director (The Exorcist), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 - Paul Revere, Harvard Nebraska, pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders)
  • 1948 - Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose)
  • 1950 - Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)
  • 1957 - Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
  • 1964 - Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
  • 1977 - Dustin Diamond, San Jose California, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell)

Famous Weddings

  • 1630 - Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • 1879 - Dutch King Willem II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • 1880 - Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak
  • 1911 - Actress Mary Pickford (19) weds actor Owen Moore (25)
  • 1934 - Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld
  • 1971 - American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist
  • 1989 - MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow
  • 1995 - Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence (29) weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall (24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia
  • 2006 - Punky 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
  • 2012 - Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

Famous Divorces

  • 1985 - Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • 1536 - Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of England's King Henry VIII, dies at 50
  • 1695 - Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32
  • 1943 - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86
  • 1990 - Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

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