January 7 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Victory over Genocide Day
Cambodia Public Holiday
Orthodox Christmas Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Christmas Day
Kosovo Official Holiday
Coptic Christmas Day
Egypt National Holiday
Christmas Day (Orthodox)
Montenegro National Holiday, Orthodox
Pioneers Day
Liberia Observance
Ethiopian Christmas Day
Ethiopia Public Holiday
International Programmers' Day
- International

Historical Events on January 7

  • 1610: Three of Jupiter’s moons are discovered by Galileo on this day. These three moons are Io, Europa and Ganymede.
  • 1714: Henry Mill receives a patent for the typewriter.
  • 1782: The Bank of North America becomes the first commercial bank to open in the U.S.
  • 1785: American John Jeffries and Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard travel to Calais, France from Dover, England in a gas balloon.
  • 1894: The patent for motion picture film is given to William Kennedy Dickson.
  • 1904: “CQD” is established as the distress signal. Two years later, it would be replaced by “SOS”.
  • 1954: The Georgetown IBM experiment takes place on this day.
  • 1959: Fidel Castro’s Cuban government is officially recognized by the U.S.
  • 1968: The Surveyor 7 lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
  • 1980: One and a half billion dollars in loans are given to the Chrysler Corporation as a bailout.
  • 1999: For the impeachment of United States’ President Bill Clinton, the Senate trial begins on this day.
  • 2012: Eleven people are killed near Carterton, New Zealand when a hot air balloon crashes.
  • 2015: Twelve people are killed and eleven others are wounded, when two gunmen begin murdering people at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, France.

Famous Birthdays on January 7

  • American lawyer and 13th President of the U.S., Millard Fillmore is born in 1800.
  • French nun and saint, Bernadette Soubirous is born in 1844.
  • Hungarian-American producer and co-founder of Paramount Pictures, Adolph Zukor is born in 1873.
  • American novelist, writer and folklorist, Zora Neale Hurston is born in 1891.
  • American author and screenwriter William Peter Blatty is born in 1928.
  • Australian painter and sculptor Robert Juniper is born in 1929.
  • American producer Elliott Kastner is born in 1933.
  • English chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, John E. Walker is born in 1941.
  • American director and screenwriter Danny Steinmann is born in 1942.
  • American publisher and co-founder of Rolling Stone Magazine, Jann Wenner is born in 1946.
  • American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins is born in 1948.
  • American actor Jeremy Renner is born in 1971.
  • Australian cyclist Shane Kelly is born in 1972.

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