11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 7th January

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1558 - Calais, the last English possession on mainland France, is recaptured by the French

2. 1610 - Galileo Galilei sights four of Jupiter's moons. He names them Lo, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto

3. 1953 - Harry Truman announces that the U.S. have developed the hydrogen bomb

4. 1964 - Actor Nicholas Cage is born

5. 1965 - Identical twin brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray are placed in custody charged in connection with running a protection racket

6. 1976 - A British naval frigate is involved in a collision with an Icelandic gunboat inside the 200 mile exclusion zone for foreign trawlers Iceland is enforcing

7. 1980 - The people of India vote Indira Gandhi back into power with a landslide majority.

8. 1990 - The Leaning Tower of Pisa is closed to the public for the first time in its history amid safety fears

9. 1999 - A trial for the impeachment of President Clinton begins

10. 2000 - Former UK cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken is released from prison after serving less than half of his 18-month sentence

11. 2010 - Apple's iPad is unveiled

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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