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Ephemerides

Ephemerides


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Ephemerides (in Latin, "daily memorial") is a chronological succession of dates and their respective events.

Check below the historical ephemerides we have registered. Periodically we will publish new facts.

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January 7th


Jupiter's four satellites

1355 - Dona Inês de Castro a Galician noblewoman, loved by the future king Pedro I of Portugal, of whom she had four children, was executed at the orders of his father, Alfonso IV.
1537 - Alexander of Medici is assassinated, being replaced, on the throne of Florence, by Cosme de Medici.
1566 - Michaelle Ghislieri is elected Pope, adopting the name of Pius V.
1584 - The Gregorian calendar is adopted by the Catholic States of the Sacro-Roman Empire.
1598 - Boris Godunov seizes the Russian throne following the death of Feodor.
1610 - Galileo Galilei discovers four satellites of Jupiter.
1785 - Jean Pierre Blanchard and Daves Jefferies perform, for the first time, the English Channel crossing prowess transported in a gas balloon.
1841 - French writer Victor Hugo is admitted to the French academy.
1927 - The radio-telephone service between New York and London is inaugurated.
1946 - Western powers recognize the Republic of Austria, with the borders it held in 1936.
1953 - US President Harry Truman announces that the US has just made the hydrogen bomb.
1957 - Joint Declaration between the USSR, Romania, Czechoslovakia and Hungary on the "betrayal of Ime Nagy"
1960 - Construction begins on the Aswan dam in Egypt.
1961 - Nigeria is severing relations with France due to the outbreak of the third French "A" bomb in the Sahara Desert.
1963 - The Congolese (former Zaire) Central Government announces that it has taken over the management of Catanga, following the bloody clashes between the government forces and the Catanguese women led by Moses Tshombé.
1968 - The Lebanese government resigns after an Israeli air raid at Beirut airport.
1973 - Philippine President Ferdinando Marcos suspends a referendum on a new constitution stating that his country is undermined by subversion and corruption.
1977 - The Czechoslovak Communist Government arrests at least five dissident intellectuals after about 250 Czechoslovak personalities signed a manifesto in defense of human rights.
1980 - The USSR vetoes at the UN a motion for a resolution providing for "the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan".
- Mexico joins the United Nations Security Council.
1981 - The Red Brigades suspend the execution of Italian judge Giovanni d'Urso.
1986 - Gen. Samuel Kanyou Doe is sworn in as Liberia's head of state following a military coup.
1987 - Dies Trevor Howard at 71 years old, considered as one of the best English actors.
1989 - Prince Aikihito, at 55, ascended the chrysanthemum throne, becoming Japanese emperor.
1992 - Georgia's professional military junta overthrows President Zviad Gamsajurdia.
- Five European Community observers die after a helicopter crashed in northern Zagreb (former Yugoslavia)
1993 - In Angola, the Supreme Court legalizes the National Union Party for Democracy and Progress (UNDP).
1993 - The proclamation to the First Republic of Ghana ending eleven years of military rule in the country.
1994 - In Brazil, businessman Paulo César Farias, treasurer of the electoral campaign of former President Fernando Collor de Mello, is sentenced to four years in prison.
1994 - German Ambassador to Gabon, Rainer Muller, is arrested on suspicion of spying in favor of the former GDR (Stasi) secret police, according to the prosecutor.
1996 - Álvaro Arzú of the Party for National Progress wins the presidential elections in Guatemala.
2005 - An Islamic court in Banchi State (North Nigeria) condemns the death of a 45-year-old peasant for having sex with his own 15-year-old daughter-in-law.

2006 - Brazilian General Urano Teixeira da Matta Bacellar, military chief of the United Nations (UN) Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), dies in Port-au-Prince.

2009 - The European Union agrees with Russia and Ukraine to send international observers to these two countries to oversee gas supplies to Europe.