Historical Events for 7th January 2022

1698 – Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England
1911 – Dutch Scouts Organization established in Amsterdam
1915 – World War I: Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm approves strategic bombing of Britain, but forbids bombing London, fearing his relatives in the royal family might be killed
1939 – US worker’s union leader Tom Mooney freed (jailed since 1916)
1961 – 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
1971 – -40°F (-40°C) in Hawley Lake, Arizona (state record)
1975 – Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)
1994 – United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
2017 – Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: French pair Kristina Mladenovic and Richard Gasquet beat Americans Coco Vandeweghe and Jack Sock 4-1, 4-3 to clinch 2-1 win; 2nd French title
2018 – It snows in the Sahara desert – 15 inches reported in Aïn Séfra, Northwest Algeria

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