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On January the 7th
The Tower of Pisa was closed to the public due to safety concerns. It was reopened to the public after 11 years in 2001.
Emperor Hirohito of Japan died at the age of 87. He was the emperor of Japan during World War II.
English actor, Trevor Howard, died at the age of 75.
Indira Gandhi was elected to power in India, three years after she had lost it.
Vietnamese troops captured the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, effectively ousting Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
The United States of America announced to the world that it had developed the hydrogen bomb.
The first transatlantic telephone call was placed, connecting New York City to London.
The legendary exhibition basketball team, Harlem Globetrotters, played their first game.
Hungarian entrepreneur, Adolph Zukor, was born in Risce, Hungary. He emigrated to the United states in 1889, where he founded the Paramount Pictures Studios.
The first American commercial bank opened for the public.
The four largest moons of Jupiter were observed by Galileo Galilei for the first time in history. They are called the Galilean moons.
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Jesus of Nazareth, was born. On the Gregorian Calendar which is now used, this is the day coincides with the Julian Calendar date.
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