On this day 7 January

Important Days

Pioneer’s Day (Liberia)

Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia)

Important Events

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.

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.

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.

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

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1925 – Gerald Durrell, Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist and author, founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)

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

1979- Bipasha Basu. -New Delhi.

1967 – Irrfan Khan.

1961 – Supriya Pathak.

1925 – Gerald Durrell.

1953 – K. Bhagyaraj.

1957 – Reena Roy.

1991- Jeje Lalpekhlua.- Mizoram. …

1938 – B. Saroja Devi.

Death/ Death Anniversary

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

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

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