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7th January in history

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1601 – Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth

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

1761 – Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten

1785 – 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Jean Pierre Blanchard & John Jeffries)

1822 – 1st printing in Hawaii

1830 – 1st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)

1894 – Early 5 second film of Fred Ott sneezing shot by Edison Manufacturing – 1st ever copyrited

1904 – Marconi Co establishes “CQD” as 1st international radio distress signal

1911 – 1st airplane bombing experiments with explosives, SF

1914 – 1st steamboat passes through Panama Canal

1927 – Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between NY & London

1944 – US Air Force announces production of 1st US jet fighter, the Bell P-59

1945 – The last surface engagement between Allies and Japanese in the Pacific campaign, World War II

1992 – AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)

 

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