7 January It Happened Today


1558  France recaptures Calais from the English.

1768  Birth of Joseph Bonaparte, eldest brother of Napoleon.

1789  George Washington elected first president of the United States by an electoral college.

1925  Birth of British author Gerald Durrell.

1927  The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team is formed.

1989  Death of Japanese emperor Hirohito.




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