History January 7th

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  1. JcMinJapan

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    1325 - Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as king of Portugal

    1566 - Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

    1566 - Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

    1584 - Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire

    1610 - Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede

    1622 - Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg

    1714 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill

    1782 - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia

    1785 - 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard and Jeffries)

    1822 - Liberia colonized by Americans

    1830 - 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)

    1835 - HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago

    1890 - W B Purvis patents fountain pen

    1892 - Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Oklahoma. Blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns. (Ignorance Undenied or what?)

    1896 - #@!&% Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook

    1904 - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st intl radio distress signal

    1913 - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum

    1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Ill)

    1929 - "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres

    1929 - "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears

    1929 - 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies

    1934 - "Flash Gordon" comic strip (by Alex Raymond) debuts

    1949 - 1st photo of genes taken at U of S Calif by Pease and Baker

    1970 - Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"

    1985 - Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet

    1986 - STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems

    1989 - Akhito becomes emperor of Japan

    1990 - Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far