Today in History- 7th January

International Events:

1598                 Boris Godunov becomes Czar of Russia.

1782                 America’s first commercial bank ‘Bank of North America’ opens.

1785                 1st balloon flight across English Channel by Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard and John Jeffries.

1959                 US recognized Fidel Castro's new government in Cuba.

1979                 Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh.

1989                 Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan.
Indian Events:

1987                 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest.