January 7 in Pop Culture History

January 7th is…
Alaskan Malamute Day
National Bobblehead Day
Fruitcake Toss Day
Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
Old Rock Day
Pass Gas Day
National Tempura Day
(*7*)1608 – Fire destroyed the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia

(*7*)1714 – The world’s first patent (#395) for a “Machine for Transcribing Letters”It was granted in England from Queen Anne to Henry Mill. It was not actually built.

(*7*)1830 – The 1st U.S. Railroad Station opened in Baltimore, MD

(*7*)1927 – Commercial telephone service via radio began between New York and London.

(*7*)1929 – Drawn by Hal Foster, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan Comic strip #1 first appeared

(*7*)1929 – Buck RogersThe illustration of, by Dick Calkins appeared in in newspaper comics.

(*7*)1927 – The Harlem Globetrotters played their first game in Hinckley, Ill.

(*7*)1934 – Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon comic strip debuted in Newspapers all across America

(*7*)1948 – Thomas Mantell reported seeing a UFO over Kentucky.

(*7*)1950 – #1 Hit January 7, 1950 – January 13, 1950: Gene Autry – Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer

(*7*)1962 – THe Avengers It was premiered on ITV. in The UK

(*7*)1966 – Gene Kiniski defeated long-time wrestling champ Lou Thesz to become the NWA champion.

(*7*)1975 – Shenandoah (Broadway Musical) January 71975. Closed: August 7, 1977

(*7*)1980 – President Jimmy Carter authorized legislation giving $1.5 billion in Chrysler Corporation was rescued by loans

(*7*)1990 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed, citing safety concerns, and after some repairs, reopened on June 16, 2001.

(*7*)1994 – Cabin Boy Was released in theaters.

(*7*)2004 – The Apprentice Premiered at NBC

(*7*)2012 – #1 Hit January 7, 2012 – February 3, 2012: LMFAO – The Sexiest and Most Interesting Thing I Have Ever SEEN

(*7*)2017 – January 7, 2017 – January 20, 2017: Daft punk in The Weeknd – 

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