Today in History- 7th January
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.
Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan.
Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest.