This Day in History on 7 January

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 7 January. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Pioneer’s Day (Liberia)

Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia)

Important Events

A peace treaty is signed between Peshwa Bajirao and Jai Singh II following Maratha victory in the Battle of Bhopal

1610: Galileo discovered four of Jupiter’s satellites, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto.

1738: A peace treaty is signed between Peshwa Bajirao and Jai Singh II following Maratha victory in the Battle of Bhopal.

1782: The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.

1789: The American public voted to elect George Washington as the country’s first president.

1859: Trial began against Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar (II) in the Sepoy Mutiny case.

1922: Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai and his colleague Pandit Santanam sentenced to 18 months for treason.

Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement

1927: New York to London telephone service began across the Atlantic Ocean.

1935: Inauguration of the Indian National Academy of Sciences (INSA) at Kolkata.

1935: Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.

1940: Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stop and completely destroy the numerically superior Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.

1945: World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.

1953: US President Harry Truman announced the making of a hydrogen bomb.

1959: The US approved Fidel Castro’s government in Cuba.

Bernard Montgomery

1978: MV Chandragupta, a cargo ship with 69 crew members, went missing in the ocean near Honolulu.

1980: Indira Gandhi’s returned to power with an overwhelming majority.

1984: Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

1993: The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.

1999: Impeachment began against US President Bill Clinton.

2003: Japan announced $ 90 million in aid to India in development work.

2020: The 6.4M 2020 Guayanilla earthquake kills one and injures eight in southern Puerto Rico.

Gerald Durrell

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1800: Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States.

1893: Janaki Devi Bajaj, an Indian independence activist.

Mamata Shankar
Bipasha Basu

1920: Sarojini Babar, a Marathi writer and a politician from Maharashtra, India.

1925: Gerald Durrell, a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter.

1938: B. Saroja Devi.

1948: Shobha De, an Indian columnist, and novelist.

1953: K. Bhagyaraj.

Irrfan Khan

1955: Mamata Shankar, Indian-Bengali actress who worked with Satyajit Ray

1957: Reena Roy.

1961: Supriya Pathak.

1964: Nicolas Cage, an American actor, and filmmaker.

Reena Roy

1967: Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor.

1979: Bipasha Basu, an Indian film actress, and model.

1991: Jeje Lalpekhlua.- Mizoram. …

Death/ Death Anniversary

Subhas Anandan

1943: Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist.

1955: Sir Arthur Keith, a Scottish anatomist and anthropologist, and a proponent of scientific racism.

1984: Alfred Kastler, a French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate.

1988: Zara Cisco Brough, American Nipmuc Indian chief and fashion designer (b.1919)

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

1989: Hirohito, the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession.

1995: Murray Rothbard, an American heterodox economist, economic historian, and political theorist.

2015: Subhas Anandan, Indian-Singaporean lawyer (b. 1947)

2016: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (b. 1936)

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