On This Day: What happened on 07 January?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 07 January, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 07 JANUARY

2015 | A car bomb exploded outside a police academy  in the Yemeni capital Sana’a with at least 38 people reported dead and more than 63 injured.

2012 | New Zealand’s worst air accident of a hot air balloon burst into flames near Carterton killed all 11 people on board.

2015 | Twelve people were shot dead and wounding 11 others by two gunmen at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris,  in an apparent militant Islamist attack.

1999 | On this day, the impeachment trial of the U.S. President Bill Clinton, 42nd president of the U.S began in the Senate.

1927 | For the first time on this day, the AT & T Company established the first transatlantic telephone service from New York City to London.

1782 | The Bank of North America was opened as an American commercial bank and the only commercial bank for that time in the U.S. 

BIRTHDAYS

1983 | American golfer, Natalie Gulbis.

1992 | New Zealand rugby league player, Tohu Harris.

1988 | South Korean actress, Lim Ju-eun.

1980 | American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor, Ivan Moody.

1979 | American musician and philanthropist, Aloe Blacc.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1986 | Mexican author, screenwriter, and photographer, Juan Rulfo, 69.

2015 | American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia, Arch A. Moore Jr., 92.

2012 | British-born American child actor, journalist, and pundit , Tony Blankley, 64.

2004 | Swedish actress, Ingrid Thulin, 78.

2015 | Indian-Singaporean lawyer, Subhas Anandan, 68.

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SPORTS

1989 | On this day, Coventry City lost 2-1 over Sutton United, two years after winning the FA Cup.

ENTERTAINMENT 

2011 | Ed Sheeran released his final independent EP, No.5 Collaborations Project, in the UK. 

AFRICA FACT

Indigenous African religions have much wisdom and understanding of how human beings can live well within and interaction with the environment.  In view of our upcoming ecological crisis, indigenous African religions have a great opportunity to offer African countries and the world at large.

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