2021 January

January 7: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 7

January 7th is the day we officially celebrate Bobblehead Day and I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day.

Welcome to day seven of the year people, there are 358 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on this day shares the star sign of Capricorn.

Let’s round up the end of the first full week of the year with some fascinating facts and figures all related to past events that fell on January 7. The world wouldn’t be what it is today without some of these historical events!

Did you know that on this day in 1990, the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa leaned “too far”, which resulted in its closure? It wasn’t structurally stable again until 2001.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 7th in history!

What Happened On January 7 In History?


The Sahara desert was blanketed in snow.

An unusual sight for one of the hottest places in the world where the average temperature is 86°F.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, into the world.

Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful; we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives.

The iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa leaned “too far”, which resulted in its closure.

To reduce the weight, the tower's bells were removed and it was reopened to the pubic December 15, 2001.

President Truman announced the people of America that they successfully developed a hydrogen bomb.

Source Wired

The first ever photograph of genes was taken.

Biology and photography collided when the 1st successful photo of genes was created at the University of Southern California by Pease and Baker.

The distress signal “CQD” was established.

Two years later, it was replaced by "SOS".

Black men were chased away by gunmen after trying to rescue white survivors during a mine explosion.

The tragedy happened at a mine in Krebs, Oklahoma where 100 people lost their lives.

The US celebrated the opening of the country’s first railroad station in Baltimore.


Italy used their current tri-colored flag for the first time.


The first US commercial bank, The Bank of North America opened in Philadelphia.

OTD in 1782: The first US commercial bank

Galileo discovered the first three satellites of Jupiter.

OTD in 1610: Galileo discovered the first three satellites of Jupiter.
At first he thought he saw three small stars but over the next following days he noticed the location of the stars had changed each time. It was then that he realized they were "wandering around Jupiter."

Did you know that on this day, January 7th 1990, the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa leaned "too far", which resulted in its closure?