History Blog

January 7

Happy Birthday RIP Charles Addams(1912–1988) Thelma “Butterfly” McQueen(1911–1995) William Peter Blatty(1928–2017) ; Kenneth “Kenny” Loggins–71 Erin Gray–69 David Caruso–63 Katherine “Katie” Couric–62 Nicolas Cage(Coppola)–55 Jeremy Renner–48 Dustin Diamond–42 ; 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