THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 0714


This day in #history 0714
JANUARY 7TH

1610 – Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites ,
Io, Europa & Ganymede

1714 – Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry
Mill (built years later

1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used .

1946 – Cambodia becomes autonomous state
inside French Union

1959 – US recognizes Fidel Castro ‘s Cuban
government

1964 – Bahamas becomes self -governing

1978 – Angola revises its constitution

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.

2013 – Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d ‘Or for
the third consecutive year

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1800 – Millard Fillmore, Locke NY , (Whig ) 13 th president (1850 -53)

1964 – Nicolas Cage, [Coppola] , actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon )

FAMOUS DEATHS

1536 – Catherine of Aragon, 1 st wife of England’s King Henry VIII, dies at 50

1537 – Alessandro de’ Medici , Italian monarch of Florence, assassinated

FAMOUS WEDDING

1971 – American horror, sci- fi and fantasy author
Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce , author and activist

1995 – Actor – comedian Martin Lawrence ( 29)
weds former Miss Virginia USA Patricia Southall
(24) at Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Virginia

2006 – Punky pop singer Pink ( 26) weds
motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor
Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2012 – Lady Antebellum singer -songwriter Hillary
Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell ( 25) at the
Appel Inn near Albany, New York

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