History Blog

January 7

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Addams(1912–1988) Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen(1911–1995) William Peter Blatty(1928–2017) Dustin Diamond(1977 – 2021); “Terry Moore”(Helen Koford)–94 Kenneth “Kenny” Loggins–75 Erin Gray–73 David Caruso–67 Katherine “Katie” Couric–66 Nicolas Cage(Coppola)–59 Jeremy Renner–52 ; 1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens ; 1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established – from New York, New York to London, England.