January 7: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1610 - Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able distinguish the last two until the following day.
- 1835 - HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
- 1904 - The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".
- 1927 - The first transatlantic telephone service is established - from New York, New York toLondon, United Kingdom.
- 1985 - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
- Famous Birthdays: Adam Krieger (German composer), Millard Fillmore (American politician, 13th President of the United States), Sandford Fleming (Scottish-Canadian engineer, created Universal Standard Time), Johann Philipp Reis (German physicist and inventor, invented the Reis telephone), Emanuil Manolov (Bulgarian composer)
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