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Historical Events for 7th January 2023

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1904 - Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st international radio distress signal
1910 - Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 3-1 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
1913 - William M. Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1939 - US worker's union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
1941 - Chinese Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire on the surrounded Communist New Fourth Army at Maolin, Anhui Province, killing or capturing 7,000 troops
1953 - US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
1985 - Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", still starring Yul Brynner opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 191 performances
1986 - US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya
2019 - Rain ruins last 2 days of 4th cricket Test in Sydney as India wins series 2-1; become first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia, 71 years after the first Indian touring team in 1947-48
2019 - Amazon overtakes Microsoft to become the world's most valuable listed company for the first time, worth $797 billion

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