History Blog

January 7

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Addams(1912–1988) Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen(1911–1995) ; William Peter Blatty–87 Jann Wenner–69 Kenneth “Kenny” Loggins–67 Erin Gray–65 David Caruso–59 Katherine “Katie” Couric–58 Nicolas Cage(Coppola)–51 Jeremy Renner–44 Dustin Diamond–38 ; 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, United Kingdom.