January 7

1896

Fanny Farmer published her first cookbook.

1927

Transatlantic commercial telephone service began between New York and London.

1953

Harry Truman announced that the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb.

1955

Marian Anderson made her Metropolitan Opera debut.

1979

Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge government.

1989

Japan's Emperor Hirohito died.

1999

The impeachment trial of President William Clinton began in the Senate.

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