On This Day in History - January 7

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What Happened On This Day In History - January 7

1566 January 7

1566-01-07

Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V

1608 January 7

1608-01-07

Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia

1610 January 7

1610-01-07

Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede

1870 January 7

1870-01-07

W B Purvis patents fountain pen

1929 January 7

1929-01-07

1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies

1943 January 7

1943-01-07

1st U.S. President to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

1965 January 7

1965-01-07

France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold

1980 January 7

1980-01-07

Indira Gandhi was elected to power in India, three years after she had lost it.

1990 January 7

1990-01-07

The Tower of Pisa was closed to the public due to safety concerns. It was reopened to the public after 11 years in 2001.