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 This day in History - January 7
404 Historic Events for January 7
1943

Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)

Birth
1943

Nikola Tesla, Yugoslavian physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Death
1943

Nicholas Warner, test Pilot

Birth
1944

Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59

Event
1944

Ad [GB] Nijhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)

Birth
1944

Mike McGear, Liverpool, singer (Paul McCartney's brother)

Birth
1944

J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed

Death
1945

Lord Haw-Haw reports total German victory at Ardennen

Event
1945

Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)

Birth
1946

Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)

Birth
1946

Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)

Birth
1946

Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union

Event
1947

Aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882

Event
1947

David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor

Birth
1948

Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies

Death
1948

US president Truman raises taxes for Marshall-plan

Event
1948

Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, singer (and Messina-This is it, Footloose)

Birth
1948

Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer

Birth
1949

Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer

Birth
1949

John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)

Birth
1949

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

Event
1950

Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)

Event
1950

Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"

Event
1950

"Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances

Event
1950

Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)

Birth