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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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Metropolis

Metropolis

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Country: United States of America

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Country: United States of America

Amar Prem

Amar Prem

Directed by: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Jules and Jim

Jules and Jim

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino

Country: United States of America

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Country: United States of America

Books

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Next by Michael Crichton

Next

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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, comes an astounding, eye-opening look at the world of genetics as it’s happening now, told as only Michael Crichton can tell it, with lightening fast pacing and thrilling …

Treasure Of Khan by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

Treasure Of Khan

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Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.

Web Of Evil by J. A. Jance

Web Of Evil

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The incomparable J.A. Jance returns with a powerhouse tale of suspense: a return to the characters from her New York Times bestseller, Edge of Evil, that reveals the darkness at the

Point Blank by Catherine Coulter

Point Blank

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FBI Agents Lacey Sherlock and Dillon Savich face the most explosive case of their careers, pitting them against an unstable villain-with a very long memory.

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

For One More Day

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From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for.