January 7 in History
1927January 7, 1927:
The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team plays its first game in Illinois, Chicago.
1950January 7, 1950:
The Christmas song, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” climbs to number one on the US pop charts.
1955January 7, 1955:
Marian Anderson, the opera contralto performs with the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in New York.
1963January 7, 1963:
The Cleveland Browns fire their head coach, Paul Brown.
1968January 7, 1968:
The Surveyor 7 space probe of the United States is launched.
2001January 7, 2001:
John Kufuor is sworn in as Ghana’s president, marking the country’s first peaceful transition from one elected administration to another.
2003January 7, 2003:
The Coptic calendar’s Christmas day is marked as a holiday for the first time in Egypt.
- January 7, 2003:
50 Cent’s hit song, “In Da Club” is released.
2015January 7, 2015:
The Charlie Hebdo magazine’s Paris office is thrown in disarray when two gunmen kill 12 people for the satirical publications of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.