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7 January

1131 – Denmark – Canute Lavard killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canute_Lavard

1325 – Portugal – Alfonso IV became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_IV_of_Portugal

1554 – Italy – Siege of Siena began (Italian Wars). http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_siena_1553_5.html

1566 – Rome – Bishop Michele Ghislieri became Pope Pius V. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Pius_V

1608 – America – Fire destroyed Jamestown, Virginia. http://www.firehouse.com/news/10505566/protecting-jamestown-then-and-now

1655 – Rome – Pope Innocent X died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_X

1782 – USA – Bank of North America opened.http://blogs.wellsfargo.com/guidedbyhistory/2010/04/bank-of-north-america/

1785 – GB/France – Jean-Pierre Blanchard & John Jeffries flew from Dover to Calais in gas balloon. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/across-the-english-channel-in-a-balloon

1797 – Italy – Tricolour flag first used. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Italy

1919 – Yogoslavia – Christmas Uprising. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_Uprising

1927 – UK/USA – First transatlantic telephone service established between London and New York. http://www.loc.gov/programs/static/national-recording-preservation-board/documents/FIRST%20TRANSATLANTIC%20CALL.pdf

1931 – Australia/New Zealand – Guy Menzies flew first non-stop trans-Tasman flight. http://www.nzine.co.nz/features/75yearold_album.html

1935 – Italy – Franco-Italian Agreement signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco-Italian_Agreement_of_1935

1939 – France – Swissair plane crashed near Senlis, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19390107-0

1940 – Finland – Battle of Raate Road ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Raate_Road

1942 – USSR – Battle of Moscow ended (WWII). https://youtu.be/N0WKPrgf9sY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Moscow

1942 – Philippines – Battle for Bataan began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bataan

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Krefeld and Duisburg (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Myanmar – USAAF plane missing near Myitkyina, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450107-0

1945 – China – CNAC plane crashed at Tali, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450107-4

1948 – USA – Coastal Air Lines plane crashed near Savannah, GA, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480107-0


1948 – USA – Mantell UFO Incident. https://youtu.be/v0TiEatL8F4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.ufocasebook.com/Mantell.html

1949 – UK – USAF plane crashed near Garstang, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490107-0

1949 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Mineral, WA, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490107-2

1951 – South Korea – Third Battle of Seoul ended (Korean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Battle_of_Seoul

1953 – USA – Associated Air Transport plane crashed near Fish Haven, ID, 40 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530107-0

1953 – USA – Flying Tiger Line Flight 841 crashed near Issaquah, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530107-1

1968 – USA – Surveyor 7 launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1968-001A

1973 – USA – Gunman at Johnson’s Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 killed. http://murderpedia.org/male.E/e/essex-mark.htm

1985 – Japan – Space probe Sakigake launched. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/profile.cfm?Sort=Nation&MCode=Sakigake&Nation=Japan&Display=ReadMore

1989 – Japan – Akihito became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito

1993 – Bosnia & Herzegovina – Kravica Attack (Bosnian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kravica_attack_(1993)

2010 – Egypt – Nag Hammadi Massacre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag_Hammadi_massacre

2012 – New Zealand – Hot air balloon crashed near Carteton, 11 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24739266

2015 – France – Gunmen at Charlie Hebdo, Paris, 12 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30712020

2015 – Nigeria – Baga Massacre ended. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30987043

2015 – Yemen – Sana’s bombing, 38+ killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30706208