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 This day in History - January 7
404 Historic Events for January 7
1611

James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)

Birth
1612

Paul de La Pierre, composer

Birth
1618

Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor

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1622

Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg

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1630

Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno

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1634

Adam Krieger, German composer

Birth
1652

Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian

Birth
1653

Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)

Birth
1654

Fire after heavy storm destroys 2/3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies

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1655

Innocentius X, [Giambattista Pamfili], pope (1644-55), dies at 80

Death
1678

Johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59

Death
1685

Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company

Birth
1695

Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]

Death
1698

Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Neth to England

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1710

Josef Antonin Sehling, composer

Birth
1714

Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

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1721

Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]

Death
1722

Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet, dies at 60

Death
1736

Ceslav Vanura, composer, dies at 41

Death
1755

Gallus Zeiler, composer, dies at 49

Death
1758

Allan Ramsay Sr, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71

Death
1761

Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten

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1782

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

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1784

1st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia

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1785

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

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