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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 2007.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 2007: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2007?


Events

  • 01 Jan 2007 Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.
  • 02 Jan 2007 Seven policemen charged in a deadly Danziger Bridge shooting in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina turn themselves in at a New Orleans city jail. (MSNBC)
  • 03 Jan 2007 National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.
  • 04 Jan 2007 A dense metallic meteorite about 1-inch in diameter crashes through the roof of a house in eastern New Jersey, USA.
  • 05 Jan 2007 A bus bomb near the Sri Lankan town of Nittambuwa kills 5 and injures at least 30. The Sri Lankan government declares the Tamil Tigers responsible, but the rebel group denies involvement. (BBC News) (UPI)
  • 06 Jan 2007 An overnight storm knocked out power to thousands in the Vancouver and Victoria area. The storm also uprooted trees in Stanley Park, and filled BC Place with water after the roof tore open a day earlier. (MSN News) (CTV.ca)
  • 07 Jan 2007 Newly appointed Archbishop Stanisław Wojciech Wielgus, of Warsaw resigns after Friday's allegations that he collaborated with the Polish communist government's secret police. He was due to be officially appointed by Pope Benedict XVI at 10:00 GMT, and announced his decision only one hour before. (Reuters) (BBC News)
  • 08 Jan 2007 The United States Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal of Gilmore v. Gonzales, which was a challenge to travel papers and secret laws. (USAToday) (PapersPlease)
  • 09 Jan 2007 U.S. planes conduct air strikes in Somalia against suspected terrorists.
  • 10 Jan 2007 U.S. President George W. Bush announces a plan to station 21,500 additional troops in Iraq.
  • 11 Jan 2007 China conducts the first successful anti-satellite missile test of any nation since 1985.
  • 12 Jan 2007 The US Embassy in Athens is attacked with a rocket propelled grenade, causing minimal damage and no injuries.
  • 13 Jan 2007 The Greek ship ''Server'' breaks in half off the Norwegian coast, releasing over 200 tons of crude oil.
  • 14 Jan 2007 The Red Crystal is recognized as an official symbol of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. (BBC)
  • 15 Jan 2007 Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by hanging in Iraq.
  • 16 Jan 2007 In Scottsdale, Arizona, the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction is held, over six days. A 1967 silver Corvette coupe, the last Sting Ray built, sells for US$600,000.
  • 17 Jan 2007 The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.
  • 18 Jan 2007 US investment bank Merrill Lynch announces 2006 profit of US$10.4 billion, the most successful year in its history.
  • 19 Jan 2007 Turkish Journalist Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his newspaper's office by 17 year old Turkish ultranationalist Ogun Samast.
  • 20 Jan 2007 A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
  • 21 Jan 2007 New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announces plans to run for President in 2008.
  • 22 Jan 2007 At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 23 Jan 2007 A rare eel-like creature identified as frilled shark is discovered in Japan by fishermen. (Weird News) (CNN)
  • 24 Jan 2007 In Giles County, Virginian, USA a meteor sighting if followed by a thundering tremor.
  • 25 Jan 2007 A curfew is imposed in Beirut after deadly clashes erupted between pro-government supporters and Hezbollah-led factions. (CNN)
  • 26 Jan 2007 War in Somalia: Attackers fire four mortar shells at an Ethiopian military camp close to Mogadishu. (Aljazeera)
  • 27 Jan 2007 War in Somalia: Ethiopia is going to withdraw one third of its troops stationed in Somalia by Sunday January 28, 2007, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says. (Reuters) (BBC)
  • 28 Jan 2007 A battle between insurgents and U.S.-backed Iraqi troops kills 300 suspected terrorists in Najaf, Iraq.
  • 29 Jan 2007 With the first launch events in Auckland, New Zealand, at 1101 UTC (12:01am NZDT, January 30), the global launch of Microsoft Windows Vista commences. (Fox News) (New Zealand Herald)
  • 30 Jan 2007 Microsoft releases the Windows Vista operating system for personal computers.
  • 31 Jan 2007 Delta Air Lines creditors officially reject US Airways' hostile takeover bid.

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Movies

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Trade

Trade

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Marco Kreuzpaintner

Starring: Kevin Kline, Kathleen Gati, Paulina Gaitan, Cesar Ramos

The Savages

The Savages

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Tamara Jenkins

Starring: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

Son of Rambow

Son of Rambow

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Garth Jennings

Starring: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Jessica Hynes, Anna Wing

Waitress

Waitress

Release year: 2007

Directed by: Adrienne Shelly

Starring: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines

Books

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Brother Odd by Dean Koontz

Brother Odd

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her.

Wild Fire by Nelson Demille

Wild Fire

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Nelson DeMille is a true master." - Dan Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Da Vinci CodeWelcome to the Custer Hill Club--an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of …

Hannibal Rising by Thomas Harris

Hannibal Rising

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HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERSIN ALL OF LITERATURE.AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVILIS REVEALED.Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the

Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Mayflower

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"Vivid and remarkably fresh...Philbrick has recast the Pilgrims for the ages."--The New York Times Book ReviewFinalist for the Pulitzer Prize in historyNew York Times Book Review Top Ten books of the YearHow did America begin? That simple question launches the …

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon

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Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.