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Today in History SAT JAN 07

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Today is Saturday, January 7, the seventh day of 2023. There are 358 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On January 7, 1953, President Truman announced in his State of the Union message to Congress that the United States had developed a hydrogen bomb.

To this date :

In 1608, an accidental fire devastated the settlement of Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia.

In 1789, America held its first presidential election when voters chose voters who, a month later, chose George Washington to be the nation’s first chief executive.

In 1927, commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.

In 1955, singer Marian Anderson made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”.

In 1959, the United States recognized Cuba’s new government, six days after Fidel Castro led the overthrow of Fulgencio Batista.

In 1963, the U.S. Post Office increased the cost of a first class stamp from 4 to 5 cents.

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