1/7/2021 12:01:00 AM Today In History - January 7
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
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:
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.
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)
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
1985 - Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married
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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